On the Battle.net forums, Wilson said after seven years working on Diablo 3, he was ready to move on to something new.
“I’ve reached a point creatively where I’m looking forward to working on something new, the powers that be at Blizzard have been gracious enough to give me that opportunity. Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be moving off of the Diablo 3 project and transitioning elsewhere within Blizzard.
“This decision was not an easy one for me, and not one I made quickly, but ultimately it’s what I feel is right.”
“I’m leaving Diablo 3 in good hands, and my departure will not jeopardize the progress of the game as we continue to do what we do: listen, play, and improve,” he wrote. “I also won’t be abandoning the team, and will remain available to them during the transition period while we determine who will take over duties as game director.
“Our commitment to making our games as good as they can be is what has always defined Blizzard as a game studio, and that commitment never ends for us at a ship date. With your help, we’ll continue to play, debate, and improve Diablo 3, as we’ve done with every Blizzard game.”