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Tim Cain spills the beans at Edge Online
Interview - posted by DarkUnderlord on Sat 25 October 2008, 07:19:53Tags: Tim Cain
What's Tim Cain Up To? Edge Online asked him:
You’ve released some hardcore PC games in the past. But today, how concerned are you with accessibility and mass market appeal with this unannounced Carbine game that you're working on?
TC: We’re very concerned in making it available to the mass market and trying to design a game that would appeal to casual and hardcore players alike. I think the MMO space is big enough that you can design a game that appeals to both of those groups.
What are your impressions of what you’ve seen of Fallout 3? Do you think that they’re doing that franchise justice?
TC: I do like what I’ve seen about Fallout 3. I’ve talked to those guys at Bethesda about it and they know that it’s their IP now and they’ve gone in a certain direction that I find very intriguing. It’s not necessarily the direction I would have gone, but I can tell you I have my Fallout 3 pre-ordered. I want my life-sized Pip-Boy and I’m going to be all ready to play that at the end of the month.
Appealing to two types of people is bad Timmy! Decisions like that lead to real-time and turn-based being used in Arcanum and the sucky combat system that resulted. You should be choosing your audience and targeting their nuts off.
Timmy is currently playing Dungeons & Dragons Online and has an active WoW account.