Steve Parker, one of the senior producers for one of the most highly anticipated games ever, Diablo III, is leaving the company with whom he worked five years for. Parker’s latest work had to do with leading the design team for Diablo III.

Like any other video game, one person leaving usually doesn’t have a significantly large effect on the final product, and Diablo III will be no exception as the team at Blizzard behind it is taking their (limitless) time with developing the title, changing and redesigning system aspects to ensure the final product will be remembered by gamers as something truly great.

Coupled with the possibility that Diablo III has all but been confirmed to release on consoles, Blizzard has a busy time ahead of them, now with one less key person involved.

Parker announced his departure from the company over his Twitter account in a rather unspectacular fashion, which shouldn’t take away from the contributions Parker made during his time at Blizzard. Here’s what his message to his followers said:

“Hey Twitter, I’m no longer working at Blizzard or on D3. I’ve had a great 5 years there and those guys are going to kill it with Diablo.”

Can’t complain about a vote of confidence from a senior producer who worked on the title, can you?

The Diablo franchise recently turned 15 years old and still delivers one of the most entertaining gameplay experiences available. Blizzard is surely invested in creating a very worthy successor to their last Diablo game and fans all over the world – and here at Game Rant – are very excited to get hands-on with the game, whether or it be on PC or with a controller in the inevitable console format.

Here’s wishing Steve Parker a happy and prosperous future in whatever his next endeavor may be.

Diablo III will release sometime in 2012 for PC with possible Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions coming as well.

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Source: Gamespot

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