Travis McGeathy, the lead designer on Everquest, has been hired by 38 studios where he will oversee the team responsible for creating the gameplay mechanics that will bring to life the MMOG codenamed "Copernicus."
We love any game with a codename! 38 Studios, you may or may not remember, was founded by Boston Red Sox pitcher (and MMO fan) Curt Schilling. We hope Copernicus features robots playing baseball.
"38 Studios already boasts some heavy-hitting, pop-culture names with R. A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane," said Brett Close, CEO and President of 38 Studios. "In addition to these visionaries, 38 Studios is extremely proud of the well-known and highly respected designers, artists, and engineers we've attracted. Having Travis, Jason, and Steve as the nucleus of our design team adds further credibility within the industry, strengthening our commitment to deploying a first-rate MMOG, and ensuring fans that we have the skill and experience to deliver an Online Entertainment Experience like no other."