On Wednesday afternoon, the life reductions were sub reddit red with rage after a clip was posted from a former Blizzard developer. The stream, from October 5, featured one of the original Diablo developers and former Blizzard North president David Brevik who had a little too much to drink. Brevik talked about the removal of Blizzard's earnings program and how it might have led to former President Mike Morhaime's departure. "We do not like low-level employees to make good money on Blizzard," theorized Brevik. "Now we send it into our pockets, more money for us mom fucks."
The clip, which was mostly taken from context, blew up and has been seen more than 200,000 times. With nearly 7000 hits on live streamfails subreddit, the commentary section has become a bashing ground for Blizzard. "Blizzard's future does not look good," wrote a user. "Look at the creator of Diablo 2 Talk about Blizzard on a stream of Path of Exile must be my favorite thing this year," wrote another.
Brevik told ] Newsweek about Twitter DM that he just guessed what could happen inside Blizzard. "I just wondered that this is a possible scenario," he said. "I have no inside information …. I do not know if I believe it, it was just a hypothetical scenario." Blizzard has not come to Brevik about the clip.
"Sounds like I had a long day and a couple of drinks at that time in the stream," added Brevik. "It was probably my bedtime."
After leaving Blizzard, Brevik continued on Graybeard games, as worked on the indie title It wondered in . At Twitch, along with his wife who goes by thejungleque, he feeds and talks directly with the fans who love his game.
This past month has been rough for Diablo fans. Before Blizzcon, the long-awaited Diablo 4 was detected online and fans were waiting for the official announcement. Instead, they received Diablo: Immortal a mobile game created in partnership with Chinese giant Netease. Fans were very upset about the revelation and created a massive setback from the community.
On the day of the announcement, Brevik shared his opinion on Diablo: Immortal after participating in a Warrior basketball game. He believes that the fans had the right to be upset, but must be constructive in their criticism and not to jump to conclusions before we have seen the game. "Advertising a mobile game to a lot of hardcore PC players was not the right way to go about it," said Brevik.
Update: Blizzard has responded, saying "profit sharing is part of Blizzard's compensation package as normal" and that Brevik has not been employed since 2003.