Som Lead Designer för Diablo och Diablo 2 lade han en solid grund för Diabloserien och dess framgång. Stieg lämnade Blizzard år 2000 och var således inte involverad i arbetet med expansionen till Diablo 2. Idag arbetar han med det webbaserade Facebook-spelet ChronoBlade men passar ändå på att dela med sig av sin personliga åsikt kring Diablo 3. Läs mer på PC Gamer.
PCG: What did you think of Diablo III?
Stieg Hedlund: It’s hard to separate personal feelings about something like that from how the game was perceived. I think the audience really didn’t react to it very well. A lot of the changes were things that they perceived as negative.
Personally, I was just so deeply involved in the creation of the world and how everything worked in it… The direction a lot of things went was not something that I felt was where I would have gone.
But I don’t want to Monday-morning quarterback them. It’s a tough thing to follow up on, the success of Diablo and Diablo II, and not encroach on the territory of World of Warcraft.