He is maybe the most important game designer veteran. For 25 years now, Sid Meier has created jewels like Silent Service, Pirates! or Civilization. But in the last couple of years, the grandmaster didn't create original IPs anymore – all the games in the last seven years were remakes of his own oldies. But now, Sid promises to make new IPs, once more.
On April 28th, Meier's company Firaxis plans to publish Civilization Revolution – which is the first Civilization for consoles and which could be the first original Firaxis title in a long time. Jörg Langer spoke with the 53-year-old American, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of this years' Games Developers Conference.
Sid Meier says in the interview that "I enjoy the idea of doing something I haven't done before, so a MMO would fit perfectly, but I really can't say if that would be the next game we do or if it's still a couple of games down the road before we come to that. Because I have new single player games I want to do, as well."