The name Dallas Dickinson is no doubt familiar to many MMO gamers. Following a lengthy tenure at Sony Online Entertainment, Dickinson went on to work at BioWare as Director of Production and Senior Producer on Star Wars: The Old Republic. Since parting ways with BioWare earlier this year, Dickinson has founded a new gaming company, QC Games Inc.
While no games have been officially announced as under production by QC Games as of yet, the company has clearly been making some form of progress since its inception back in January. The official announcement hit the airwaves earlier today that Nexon America has acquired the exclusive worldwide publishing and marketing rights to QC Games’ first project.
Little is known about the project apart from the very loose description “multiplayer online action game”. That descriptor could be interpreted in any number of ways, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on QCG moving forward for any new information on the project. One thing to consider in the meantime is the list of industry talent Dickinson has been recruiting to work on the project.
- Gabe Amatangelo, creative director and chief creative officer (most recently the creative director of Shadow Realms, prior work includes Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, Dragon Age: Inquisition)
- Brian Matt, technical director and chief technology officer (Wolfenstein: Tides of War, Doom 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Shadow Realms)
- Jason Rotan, chief operating officer (previously launched and maintained a wide range of AAA titles in multiple genres with companies including NC Soft, EA and Bioware)
- Pat Ditterline, senior engineer (Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic)
- Stefan Lednicky, senior engineer (a long-time Bioware veteran who has worked on titles including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Shadow Realms and Star Wars: The Old Republic)
- Marcus Hays, senior engineer (Titan Quest franchise, The Sims, Dragon Age)
- Pedro Toledo, art director (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Shadow Realms, Dragon Age, RockBand, Fable 2)
A quick glance at the list above and you’ll note that QCG has recruited quite a few former team members from SWTOR, many of which also have extensive experience working on other major MMO and triple-A RPG projects.
In terms of what Nexon America brings to the table, the publisher has assembled a fairly impressive portfolio of titles at this point. Notable includes would be the action combat MMO Vindictus and the more recently released Dirty Bomb (a current personal favorite among online FPS titles).
Where the upcoming project from QC Games will fit into the mix is anyone’s guess at this point, but we’ll be sure to keep our readers posted as any new information becomes available.
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