Back in July 2021, former Diablo boss and Blizzard North co-founder David Brevik had already spoken out about the abuses at Blizzard. “I’m beside myself and pissed off!” he wrote on Twitter. In a new post, he also confirms that he will not support the remaster of Diablo 2, Diablo 2: Resurrected (D2R).
“Sorry, but currently I do not support Blizzard, including everything related to D2R,” the game developer writes. He wants to answer as few questions on the subject as possible and not release any streams or other content about the upcoming remaster himself.
Brevik, in his time at Blizzard North and beyond, said he had zero tolerance for employees accused of sexual harassment or discrimination. “I fired them all,” he writes on Twitter. He also stresses that this was not the work culture that prevailed under him at Blizzard North. “I’m glad to see employees at Blizzard standing up to management and demanding change. I support them wholeheartedly,” Brevik wrote.
From Diablo to Hellgate: London
The former Blizzard manager and developer worked on the well-known sequel Diablo 2 in addition to Diablo 1. As recently as 2002, he was also involved in the classic strategy game Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos. In 2003, he joined Flagship Studios as one of the founders, a development team of former Blizzard employees, which developed the 3rd-person action RPG Hellgate: London, among others.
He currently works at his own independent game studio, Graybeard Games. So he no longer has anything to do with the Diablo 2 remaster.