Diablo III Chief Creative Officer Rob Pardo defends Jay Wilson in a battle.net thread about his departure from the team.
Recently we reported that Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson had stepped down from his position with the D3 team and was moving on to other projects within Blizzard. The announcement was received with a certain amount of anger an bitterness not only on gaming news sites, but on the battle.net forums.
Chief Creative Officer Rob Pardo weighed in on the thread, both in defense of Wilson and saying that while he is proud of what the team has been able to accomplish with Diablo III, the PC game will continue to be worked on.
Pardo comments briefly on his feelings about such a thread existing before taking responsibility for the state of the game thus far, while praising the work Wilson has done on the game.
Pardo responds to people’s overall feelings about the game by stating that the team has “no intention of stopping work on Diablo III until it is the best game in the franchise.” He ask players to continue to let them know what they feel needs to be done to make the game better. He also has a request of players who are still angry about the game.
Pardo defends Jay Wilson further by saying:
Reponse to Pardo’s post seems positive overall, but I’m curious to see what you guys think. Have players been right or wrong in directing their anger at Jay Wilson? And, do you believe continued player feedback will have any real affect on the PC game in the future?