Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Green Monster turns 38!

Peter Moore's sudden and unexpected departure as the public face of Microsoft (to EA Sports no less) made a splash yesterday. As a PC gamer and bonafide console despiser ('cept for the Wii - more on that later)... big deal. Most of the doublespeak the dude spewed about Vista and Games for Windows was all a bunch of marketing rhetoric that added up to huge piles of cow dung.

I found this tidbit of info far more exciting: The studio formerly known as Green Monster Games, founded by Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and sci-fi/fantasy author R.A. Salvatore has announced a name change to 38 Studios, as well as further hinted at its first title, a McFarlane-art directed MMO.

The studio has said it will be "introducing the company, senior staff, and artistic and storytelling visionaries McFarlane and Salvatore" at this year's San Diego Comic-Con 2007.

The developer has also said that one of the forthcoming titles that will "explore the new intellectual property being developed by 38 Studios" will be an MMO that will feature the art and vision of McFarlane as well as the storytelling of Salvatore.

Said Schilling of the studio, "The combined passion of the dev team and commitment of every member of this company means we'll reach our goals and surpass our expectations because the individuals have already 'been there and done that'. Our goal to redefine conventional interactive entertainment will be reached through the team's commitment and strategic partnerships." - Taken from GamaSutra

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