Diablo Creator Leading Marvel Universe MMO

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Publisher Gazillion today announced that David Brevik, best known for helping create Blizzard's popular Diablo series, will lead development of its upcoming Marvel MMO.

Brevik will serve as director of Gazillion's "Gargantuan" development studio, which is handling the Marvel Universe MMO currently in the works for PC and consoles.

During his years as president of Blizzard North, Brevik's roles included project lead, design lead, and lead programmer on Diablo I and II. He also assisted in the launch of Battle.net, and served as a director at now-defunct Hellgate: London dev Flagship.

"Gazillion's mission to bring MMOs to the mainstream while maintaining the depth in gameplay that enthusiast gamers demand is something that deeply resonates with me," Brevik said while noting his love of comic books. "Marvel is a perfect fit for this mission."

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    July 21, 2009 8:31 AM

    Marvel jumping on this now too?

    Sigh, didn't think I would say this - but I think we have enough superhero MMO's already.

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      July 21, 2009 8:33 AM

      Only plus here is that Marvel will provide a recognizable superhero universe. Could make it more mainstream.

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        July 21, 2009 8:59 AM

        Thing is there's no system on power ratings lol.

        Would a Hulk or Sentry like character kill everyone off?
        Of if you're focusing on mutants, Fabian Cortez?