Jay Wilson Allegedly Says of Diablo 1/2 Dev: “F*ck That Loser”
Be wary of what you post on Facebook, because there’s no taking it back.
In response to comments made by Diablo 1 and 2 Project and Design Lead David Brevik in an interview with Inc Gamers, Jay Wilson allegedly posted the following message on Facebook: “F*ck that loser” (censorship our own).
Diablo 3 technical artist Chris Haga linked to Brevik’s interview in a Facebook post, stating that he felt “like [he] was just thrown under a bus,” referencing comments Brevik made on his thoughts of Diablo 3. Other members of the D3 team commented on Haga’s post, including Jill Harrington, Steven Parker, Roger Hughston, and even D3 Game Director Jay Wilson — allegedly.
I say allegedly only because we cannot prove that it was, in fact, the real Jay Wilson; however, Jill Harrington directly responded to his “F*ck that loser” comment, and both her comment and Wilson’s have since been suspiciously deleted. Fortunately, Redditor Auto_aim1 took a screenshot that contains both comments, as well as helpful markups:
What did Brevik say to elicit this response? While you’re best served reading the interview for yourself, here are the most “inflammatory” quotes I could find:
“[Diablo 3] was a very different game than I would have created.”
“When Blizzard North (the original Diablo development team) shut down, [Blizzard] lost a ton of experience with why the Action RPG works and what about it works.”
“[The D3 developers] made some decisions with the loot system that were very different than the way that we did it in Diablo 2, and I think that, obviously, the community has been upset with some of the decisions they made.”
“It seems odd that they have not really responded in a quick fashion to some of these things.”
“I am sad because people are outraged and, you know, some of the decisions they have made are not the decisions I would make and there have been changes in philosophy, and that hasn’t gone over very well.”
“I am also a little happy, which I hate to say; it shows that the people that were involved in Diablo really did matter, and so I am happy that it has come to light that how talented that group was and how unique and special that group was.”
Given a portion of the Diablo community agrees with most of Brevik’s comments, Wilson’s alleged comment feels directed at more than just Brevik, whether that was intentional or not.