It might not be MMOP (massively multiplayer online Pong
), but Nolan Bushnell is definitely up to something in the MMO world, according to a recent interview with Gamespot
. No concrete details were given, but the trash-talking
industry veteran did confirm that he's involved in at least one massively-multiplayer project.
Specifically, when asked if he had his hands in any MMO-based titles, Nolan Bushnell
took a notedly-long pause before responding "Yes." When asked to clarify, Bushnell stated that it's unavoidable that social and massively-multiplayer games have become important, but "as compelling as World of Warcraft
is, it too shall find that there are other ways to play a game."
A cryptic comment to be sure. Our buddies at Massively point out
that Bushnell has a history in creating social spaces, with franchises like the Chuck E. Cheese arcades and more recently uWink
. But can this sort of expertise translate effectively to the cutthroat world of MMO development?