It's hard to imagine working on the same game for seven years, but for Diablo III's Jay Wilson
, that was his reality. The game director won't be making it eight, however, as Wilson is stepping down to move to another position in Blizzard
"While it's been one of the most challenging and rewarding periods of my life, I've reached a point creatively where I'm looking forward to working on something new," Wilson wrote in his farewell letter
. "The powers that be at Blizzard have been gracious enough to give me that opportunity."
Wilson stressed that the ongoing development of Diablo III
will "carry forward as normal" and that he'll remain available to the team for consultation and advice.
He discusses the creation, launch, and development of the action RPG, ending with a sentimental wave to fans: "You are the most passionate, dedicated group of gamers a designer could hope to have. I wish you all the best, and want to thank you for making this an amazing experience for me."