Blizzard has confirmed that Brian Morrisroe, the art director on Diablo III
, has resigned from the company. Morrisroe was the driving for behind the game's fan-lamented visual style
, but Blizzard assured MTV Multiplayer
in an email that any outcry over color and rainbows
in the world of Diablo
had nothing to do with his departure.
"Regarding Brian, he recently resigned to form a startup technology company (outside the game industry)," the email read, continuing, "This change won't impact the game ... we're really pleased with the look and feel that Brian helped create for Diablo III
, and the new person we bring onboard will work with the other artists on the team to maintain the art style moving forward." Funny – the job posting
doesn't mention anything about "must own fire-retardant undergarments" or "must possess an ability to weather fans' lamentations over your use of a color palette." Oh well, whoever Blizzard hires will find out soon enough.