30°
Submitted by SUP3R 2365d ago | interview

Richard Garriott On Gaming's Future

Even Russians know Richard Garriott; the guards at his training facility outside Moscow salute the billionaire with the nickname "Lord British." Garriott has made a name for himself over the years--first as an online videogame designer, best known for his 1980s creation "Ultima," and now as a commercial space flight advocate.

This October, he'll be launching into space for a 10-day stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), which orbits the earth. Accompanying him on his journey will be the entire population of his massively multiplayer videogame, "Tabula Rasa," and 40 digitized DNA sequences--all stored on a hard drive he calls the immortality drive.

Despite Garriott's pending trip, which he hopes will prove laymen can play a useful role in space exploration, he's still thinking about the world of online games.

Here are excerpts from a recent interview Forbes had with Garriott. (Industry, PC, Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, Tabula Rasa)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

The Witcher 3’s Sex Scenes Will Serve a Purpose

3m ago - The Witcher games have never shied away from depicting the more risque elements of the book the s... | PC
20°

Introducing the Story of The Awakened Fate Ultimatum - 3 Official Trailers

20m ago - PS Blog: Just another day in the life of a high school student — wake up, go to school, walk bac... | PS3
20°

Review: Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (DarkZero)

24m ago - Ben Knowles: "EnjoyUp’s racer is similar in style to Super Off Road - the full track is visible o... | Wii U
30°

Dying Light – The Blast Review

35m ago - Blast magazine: In theory alone, Techland’s Dying Light looks a lot like someone trying to cram... | PC
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
40°

'Lumines' Puzzle Series Getting Revived by Japanese Publisher Mobcast

36m ago - TouchArcade: Remember Lumines? Created by Q Entertainment, it was one of the big PSP launch title... | iPhone