Original Diablo creator, David Brevik says that Diablo 3 is “a very different game” that he would have made or the one that fans were hoping for.
Speaking to IncGamers, Brevik said he has “mixed emotions” when it comes to the latest of instalment of Diablo.
“I have very mixed emotions about it. On one hand I am sad that people haven’t enjoyed Diablo because it’s a love, a passion, and its obvious people still have a giant love and passion for Diablo and they are speaking out about it because they have such love for it. That makes me feel great,” he said.
Brevik created the series and designed Diablo and Diablo 2 over at Blizzard North before it was shut down. A team at Blizzard’s HQ took over to develop Diablo 3. He felt “a little sad” at some of the changes that was present in Diablo 3 went against his own design philosophies and was a little happy that fans was critical about it.
“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,” he said.
He added that Diablo 3 is very different from the game that he would have made.
“When Blizzard North shut down they lost a ton of experience with why the action RPG works and what about it works. That’s really difficult to recover from,” Brevik said. “They didn’t have the experience of people that knew it well. This is why you do things with random levels for example, and so when you lose that experience you are going to create a very different experience in the end than we would have created.”
Diablo 3 was a huge seller but has since been criticised for a number of things including end-game content.
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