Y Control: Joe Ybarra On Cheyenne Mountain's Massive Plans

With years of industry experience stretching back to the earliest days of Electronic Arts, and other pioneering studios - he's produced games including The Bard's Tale, M.U.L.E., Starflight and Wasteland, Joe Ybarra has seen a lot of trends come and go.

Ybarra also has produced MMOs including Shadowbane and The Matrix Online, and has been working with Arizona-headquartered developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment as its SVP of strategic operations. There, he's tackling turning the Stargate license into a successful MMO as Stargate Worlds, as well as working with multiple other divisions of the developer, including Handcranked Games and Superstition Studios.

In this in-depth Gamasutra interview, Ybarra, talks the challenges that this presents, and the state of the MMO business, including details on the company's second, as yet unannounced title.

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