NC West has been in the news over the past few months. With the
formation of target="_blank">their new publishing office and
official headquarters in Seattle, NC West now has their priorities
squarely target="_blank">set on AAA MMOGs. One of the
studios that has been working on an "epic" project is the SoCal based
Carbine Studios. While they have yet to officially announce the title,
Carbine's Design Director Tim Cain took a moment to answer some
questions that Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye posed for the
recently hired individual. For a sneak peek at his upcoming game, check
out Tim's responses!
Ten Ton Hammer: To be
honest, I've been a huge fan of your previous work at Troika Games,
especially the Arcanum and Vampire titles. How are you going to use
your experience with Troika and Interplay to help you create the world
that Carbine Studios is working on? Are you keen to try your hand at a
"fantasy" MMO sort of experience, since you haven't touched that genre
since the Temple of Elemental Evil?
Tim Cain: My
Carbine MMO is a brand-new MMO, and we are making both the IP and the
engine from scratch. I’ve done that twice before, once with
Fallout at Interplay and again with Arcanum at Troika. So I feel well
prepared to do it a third time here at Carbine. And its genre
won’t strictly be fantasy, since I think we’ve seen
that done enough.