Blizzard Searching for New Diablo 3 Art Director

Update: Blizzard has provided more information on the listing, telling Shacknews that "this change won't impact the game... we're really pleased with the look and feel that Brian helped create for Diablo III."

Original Story: A new job posting on developer Blizzard Entertainment's website reveals that the company is looking to recruit a new art director for their anticipated hack-and-slash sequel Diablo III (PC). nope

The listing, pointed out by Kotaku, follows reports of a number of fans dissatisfied by Diablo III's brighter color palette as compared against the darker, less saturated look of previous Diablo titles. The new hire would presumably replace current Diablo III art team lead Brian Morrisroe.

While it is not immediately clear whether Morrisroe has left the company, it appears unlikely that the posting is a direct result of the fan response to Diablo III's current art direction; other Blizzard staffers such as designer Jay Wilson and lead producer Keith Lee have reaffirmed the team's commitment to the new art style, pointing out its practical and technical merits.

Shacknews has contacted Blizzard for clarification, and will update as soon as more information is made available.