Jay Wilson says Brevik interview comments were an “unfortunate accident”

22 Aug 2012  by   Paul Younger

Jay Wilson when not on Facebook

Just when you thought things were settling down over Jay Wilson’s comments over the the interview we carried out with the original Diablo creator David Brevik, more industry comments have surfaced.

First up, ex-Blizzard employee Mark Kern who is now at Red5 Studios posted his thoughts on the whole debacle yesterday on Twitter adding:

“Gotta say, that Jay Wilson, never having been at Blizzard for D1 and D2 and never having met Dave Brevik, has no place to say what he did.”

“Dave Brevik created 2 genre-busting, award winning, world-loved Diablo games. Jay Wilson has done ____ with Diablo 3. Fill in the blanks.”

“Blizzard arrogance has reached new heights,”

Mark certainly likes to speak his mind I think you’ll agree.

Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer looked like was going to add his thoughts but refused to be drawn into the controversy on the Runic Games forums adding:

“I bet you all want me to comment on this, right?

FAT CHANCE!”

Max is no stranger to speaking his mind but this time he’s firmly keeping quiet about it, for now at least.

Finally in an interview with Jay Wilson on Taiwanese game site Gamebase, they asked Jay Wilson about the incident just to make sure the facebook comments were actually his. He had the balls to at least admit that they were his comments despite trying to cover it up on the day.

 ”That… is indeed my own message. We originally thought that was a private, non-public discussion thread, not something we wish to announce to the public. This was an unfortunate accident.”

Unfortunate accident indeed, one that will no doubt haunt many of the team for some time to come. It was an incredibly stupid thing to have done, but if anything, it showed Blizzard’s real thoughts on critics of the game.

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