In October 2014, Kevin Kanai Griffith, a Blizzard artist who had worked on both World of Warcraft and Diablo, passed away. This month, the company honours him with a big update for Diablo III.
Patch 2.3.0 introduces something called Kanai’s Cube, a predecessor of the game’s “iconic” Horadric Cube. Blizzard says it’s “a huge new feature that will fundamentally change the way you look at an item when it drops”.
“Not only does it add another layer of character power at your fingertips”, they add, “but also introduces a structured collection element to the huge item game at the core of Diablo III.”
You can read more of the finer details at the update post, which also includes a tribute to Kevin’s life and work. “We miss you, Kevin. This Cube is for you.”
Following Kevin’s passing, his friends and family set up the charity organisation Gamers For Good. You can check them out here.