THE MAN behind the Diablo III look and feel has publicly apologised to his predecessor for calling him a loser on Facebook.
What Jay Wilson actually said about Dave Brevik, the man who gave the world Diablo I and Diablo II was "F*ck that loser", which, let's face it, was pretty strong stuff.
Wilson says that he was only defending his game, but since there was something of a backlash after he made the comment on Facebook, he's penned a frank and open apology, just so we know that he's not that bad after all.
"As many of you probably know, I recently made a comment on Facebook about Dave Brevik. I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said. I have higher expectations for myself than to express my feelings in such a rash way and disrespect a fellow developer like Dave, someone who deserves to be treated with greater respect," says Wilson.
"What I said was expressed out of anger, and in defense of my team and the game. People can say what they want about me, but I don't take lightly when they disparage the commitment and passion of the Diablo III team. Dave is awesome."
Wilson's "loser" comment followed an interview that Brevik had where he made some disparaging comments about the gameplay in Diablo III. This lead Wilson into a rage and up onto a high horse. He has climbed down now though, and we find him in much more of an accommodating mood.
"In Diablo and Diablo II, he made two of the games that have most affected me as a developer. I respect his vision for Diablo, but just like he said in his interview, the Diablo III team must drive a vision for the game that is true to us. We believe in Diablo and have stuck by it through years of hard development to make it a reality."
He adds that he was only jumping only to his team's defense, explaining that he wishes that he had done so in "a more professional manner".
"Regardless of how I've done, my team has been more than good enough, and I'm proud of the game we made together," he added.
"We believe it's a great game. But Diablo III has flaws. It is not perfect. Sales mean nothing if the game doesn't live on in all of our hearts, and standing by our games is what Blizzard does." µ
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