I’m starting to get the feeling that 38 Studios, Curt Schilling and the super-duper top secret Copernicus MMO is taking the route of John Romero and ION Storm. It’s not a perfect analogy, but every time I see people gushing over the possibilities and potential for this project, it’s always to do with the people associated with the game — a cult of personality, per se. Romero proved that you could assemble a wealth of talent, have the backing of the Monopoly Uncle Moneybags’ deep pockets, and turn out a dud after years of hyping things up.
I just feel no excitement about 38 Studios at all. They haven’t proved anything at this point, or really shown anything. I think that some people are reluctant to look at them with a critical eye because, hey, TALENT! MONEY! A famous PITCHER!
I kind of don’t get why everyone’s falling over their feet for a game that hasn’t been shown, talked about or proven in any way — and I’m a little concerned it might evaporate the same way that ION Storm did.