Curt Schilling Retires, Begins New Career In Gaming?
If you're a sports fan, you know that Curt Schilling just recently announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. He ended up having the lowest ERA in postseason history and led both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox to World Series titles; just about everyone remembers the bloody sock, right? Well, perhaps it would interest you to know that Curt is a pretty hardcore gamer and he has plans for his retirement...
Back in 2006, Schilling wanted to make his dream of creating a game a reality by founding 38 Studios, and he's also an avid MMO player. In fact, he has played most all MMOs since the introduction of Ultima Online, which is probably the reason why his next endeavor includes designing a MMO. Adam Sessler of G4TV sat down with Schilling and discussed a number of game topics, including Schilling's desire to get his hands into the creative and inventive side of gaming. You can view the video and check out the entire interview; as you can see, Schilling isn't just some wannabe who is done with his career and wants to try something he isn't qualified to do. He seems to know what he's talking about and he also seems determined to produce something that gamers will be interested in; a top-quality MMO of epic proportions, in fact. We just hope he doesn't forget that consoles are home to many an incoming MMO this generation. The PC is no longer the only possibility for developers as clearly evidenced by projects like MAG, The Agency and DC Universe Online, so provided Schilling doesn't make the mistake of ignoring the console gamers, we'll be excited to hear more about his project.
Baseball stars kicking off video game studios, football stars playing Madden in the locker room, Hollywood actors focusing more and more on voice acting roles...the game industry has certainly come a long way.
3/25/2009 Ben Dutka