NCsoft officially unveiled the latest development house in its growing stable of massively multiplayer online game makers, Carbine Studios. The studio contains several industry veterans, including Kevin Beardslee, a former lead developer on World of Warcraft, Jeremy Gaffney, City of Heroes executive producer and cofounder of Turbine Inc., and Tim Cain, lead designer of the original Fallout and cofounder of Troika Games.
Initially founded in 2005 by 10 ex-Blizzard developers, Carbine is currently at work on an as-yet-unannounced project. Though details on the project are still under wraps, Carbine hopes to bring a new perspective to the MMOG market by exploring genres beyond strictly fantasy or sci-fi.
GameSpot spoke with Carbine Studios' Kevin Beardslee, Jeremy Gaffney, and Eric DeMilt on the direction of their first project, how they intend to grow and cannibalize the MMOG market, and why Tim Cain deserves a raise.