GAMING: Diablo IV Gets New Director Following Former Director’s Departure Amid Misconduct Allegations

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Blizzard Entertainment has named Joe Shely as its new game director for Diablo IV following the departure of Luis Barriga amidst company-wide misconduct investigations.

Barriga’s departure was confirmed by Activision Blizzard back in August, and while the company didn’t explain the circumstances surrounding the development, he left at the same time as designer Jesse McCree and World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft, both of whom were named in the allegations. Barriga didn’t appear in the “Bill Cosby” photo and it is not clear if he was involved in the scandal.

“Activision Blizzard confirmed that Jonathan LeCraft, Jesse McCree and Luis Barriga are no longer associated with the company. “We have a talented and diverse team of developers, and we have appointed new leaders where necessary. We are confident in our ability to continue progress, deliver amazing experiences to our players, and move forward to ensure a safe, productive work environment for all.”

A statement from Shely, previously a design lead, reads:

Like many of you, our team has been reflecting upon recent events. There has been a lot since our last blog. We must keep up the hard work of living the values that we hold dear. Diablo IV development continues in parallel.

Over the past few years, we’ve assembled a strong team with incredible passion for Diablo IV. Diablo IV’s fans are an integral part of this team. We have steadily improved and deepened our game experience thanks to your invaluable feedback. While there are still many things to do, we have a lot to do.

Diablo IV is currently in development. An announcement window for Diablo IV has not yet been made.

[Source: Blizzard Entertainment]

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