EVE Online’s Matt Woodward defects to Albion Online

    
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EVE Online is less one developer today and Albion Online is richer by one, as Matt Woodward has jumped ship to work on the upcoming fantasy sandbox as a game designer. Woodward is trading in his old handle of CCP Greyscale for a new one: Monochrome.

Woodward explained his decision to take on this new project: “When I saw Albion Online, I was really excited about the possibilities offered and what’s already there.”

Sandbox Interactive recorded an interview with Woodward talking about his new position and what he considers important for the development and options of a robust sandbox. When asked about what he’s most excited about in Albion Online, Woodward cited the game’s guild vs. guild system. You can check out the interview after the jump.

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Nosy Gamer

Oh, it’s accurate, unless he departed in late November. It was big news in the EVE press when word leaked out.

Devs leaving CCP to go directly to other game companies, mainly Riot, has become a meme representing a brain drain at CCP that will destroy the quality of EVE. I think that’s the storyline Justin was trying to tap into. Hence, the use of the word “defect”.

Armsman
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Armsman

ManastuUtakata I guess even MOP isn’t immune to Wormhole time-dilation effects; the reach of EVE is far… ;)

TitianHero
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TitianHero

“I left my old company because this game is amazing” “my job is to make this game is amazing” “im a vetran designer and you know me as x,  thats why i decided to change my name to y!”. You sure this guy is a new dev and not the new CM?

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Nosy Gamer 
…a really long defection? o.O

NotDirkSmacker
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NotDirkSmacker

RIP Albion Online

Kayweg
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Kayweg

Nosy Gamer I did not, so thanks for pointing that out.
Assuming that info is correct:
Cone on, guys…..”defect” ? really ?

Nosy Gamer
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Nosy Gamer

You are aware that Woodward departed CCP in early December, right?

TierlessTime
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TierlessTime

It feels like I’ve been following AO for ages now! I hope they can find a way to bring the UO feel with modern tech and innovations.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

Awesome !

breetoplay
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breetoplay

woolydub Groan :P