EverQuest Designer Teases Kickstarter for New MMO

| 5 Nov 2013 12:17

Fans can submit questions about the secret game for the Kickstarter video, an interview with designer Brad McQuaid.

Fans of MMOs may recognize Brad McQuaid as one of the lead designers of EverQuest. McQuaid left Sony Online Entertainment in August 2013 as part of layoffs of MMO-related staff. McQuaid has been putting together a development team, stating on his personal website that he "intends to start something." McQuaid took to Twitter on October 30 to tease an upcoming Kickstarter with an image of a literal kickstarter. McQuaid announced on October 31 that the Kickstarter would be for a new fantasy MMO and will be coming in the next three weeks. McQuaid described the game as a niche, high fantasy MMO similar to EverQuest and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. He reached out to fans for questions about the secret game, to be used in the Kickstarter video.

McQuaid posted a series of tweets describing the upcoming Kickstarter and game.

"Kickstarter video will be an interview [with me]. We want to include questions from all of you, so this will be a good format. Unused questions will either be used in future interviews and/or be answered in our FAQ on our future web page. Super specific questions will likely be answered later as a opposed to sooner. Please email your questions to aradune@hotmail.com - we're excited to start this dialog with our future players!"

As Vice President of Premium Games for Verant Interactive after its acquisition by SOE, McQuaid had a hand in many games, including EverQuest 2, PlanetSide, and Star Wars Galaxies. McQuaid left SOE to found Sigil Games Online. Sigil developed Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, a spiritual successor to EverQuest that was plagued by bugs and performance issues at launch, and, according to a former employee, turmoil behind the scenes. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes was later acquired by SOE, and is currently free to play.

Source: Brad McQuaid Twitter

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