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Star Citizen: Ex-Blizzard Producer Moving to Cloud Imerium Games

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,619MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Alex Mayberry, most recently the lead producer for Diablo 3, is headed to Cloud Imperium Games to take on the Executive Producer role on Star Citizen. Mayberry's other credentials include stints with Xatrix Entertainment, EA, and Kalisto as well as three years as director and executive producer on America's Army.

“After 10 years at Blizzard, I didn’t think that there was anything that could ever get me to leave,” said Mayberry.  “But then Chris invited me to come check out Star Citizen, and after seeing the game and listening to Chris talk about his vision, I knew that I had to be a part of it.  Star Citizen is bold and ambitious, with a unique and innovative approach to game development.  I am extremely excited to be joining the talented people at Cloud Imperium Games, and I strongly believe that together, with Chris Robert’s direction and the support of the player community, we will set a new standard for AAA games.”

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Comments

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 840Member Uncommon

    "lead producer for Diablo 3"

    *giggle*

    SC is doomed.... :p

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    This is pretty interesting, actually. Blizzard has lost a few of their longer terms guys to smaller companies over the last little while here. Folks with experience are seemingly wanting to join smaller teams, most likely due to the more creative freedom the smaller environments may offer.
  • DirtyFeetDirtyFeet NY, NYPosts: 2Member
    Not happy about this, Alex and his team is responsible for destroying the Diablo franchise
  • CrusadesCrusades Columbus, OHPosts: 480Member
    D3 is hardly destroyed - star citizen will be just fine on pc and console
  • exile01exile01 arePosts: 244Member
    At least he dont have to worry that he wont get paid! ;)
  • LazyDazedLazyDazed Leland, NCPosts: 95Member
    Originally posted by DirtyFeet
    Not happy about this, Alex and his team is responsible for destroying the Diablo franchise

    Let me see, Diablo 3 + RoS, made a boatload of money and at the very least a few hundred thousand people still playing it. If that's a destroyed franchise, I'll take 2.

     

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/03/diablo-3-reaper-of-souls-sells-27-million-copies-in-one-week

     

     

  • sgelsgel HeraklionPosts: 1,086Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Crusades
    D3 is hardly destroyed - star citizen will be just fine on pc and console

    Wait... they are releasing SC on consoles?

    PLEASE tell me that isn't true ;(

    ..Cake..

  • DeathWolf2uDeathWolf2u Maryville, ILPosts: 291Member

    How long has Star Citizen been in production so far? I forgot how long

     

    D3 is only still around because of new players flocking to it that didn't play in the first release and experience all the hacked accounts going on thanks to Blizzard's weak security on their systems. That and the piss poor overhaul game design verses the old game design of the Diablo series.

     

    This is not a very good sign of the future for Star Citizen. Thank God I didn't contribute any funds to the development of this game.

  • rubydragon5rubydragon5 Queens Village, NYPosts: 564Member Uncommon
    PANDA's in SPACE!!!!!

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  • FaulknerFaulkner Hutchinson, MNPosts: 111Member

    Always love all the doom and gloom posts.  My guess is they picked him up for his experience in multiple platform games, possible first person exp?  Regardless, I don't read too much into this (for example, this one man made Diablo 3 bad, glad I didn't sub for Star Citizen).

    Star Citizen just looks better and better.

    Faulkner

  • strawhat0981strawhat0981 Phoenix, AZPosts: 958Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sgel
    Originally posted by Crusades
    D3 is hardly destroyed - star citizen will be just fine on pc and console

    Wait... they are releasing SC on consoles?

    PLEASE tell me that isn't true ;(

    If this comes out on PS4, I will buy it on day one!

    Originally posted by laokoko
    "if you want to be a game designer, you should sell your house and fund your game. Since if you won't even fund your own game, no one will".

  • BlitzwolfeBlitzwolfe Everett, WAPosts: 46Member Uncommon
    According to the RSI website Star Citizen is still planned to be PC only.
  • AkumawraithAkumawraith Fort wayne, INPosts: 335Member Common
    Originally posted by strawhat0981
    Originally posted by sgel
    Originally posted by Crusades
    D3 is hardly destroyed - star citizen will be just fine on pc and console

    Wait... they are releasing SC on consoles?

    PLEASE tell me that isn't true ;(

    If this comes out on PS4, I will buy it on day one!

    ok time to clear up the silliness:

    As per Chris Roberts on  April 15, 2014 - As far as consoles go Star Citizen will never be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As for the next gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, we have NO CURRENT PLANS, but my stance remains open and is consistent with the many interviews I’ve given -

     

    So if Star Citizen hits consoles it would be only the PS4 and XBOXone.. however as of right now at this time there are no plans for it... The reality is that Star Citizen is a PC game only at this time.

    Played: UO, LotR, WoW, SWG, DDO, AoC, EVE, Warhammer, TF2, EQ2, SWTOR, TSW, CSS, KF, L4D, AoW, WoT

    Playing: The Secret World until Citadel of Sorcery goes into Alpha testing.

    Tired of: Linear quest games, dailies, and dumbed down games

    Anticipating:Citadel of Sorcery

  • JacxolopeJacxolope Jackson, MIPosts: 924Member
    Originally posted by Akumawraith
    Originally posted by strawhat0981
    Originally posted by sgel
    Originally posted by Crusades
    D3 is hardly destroyed - star citizen will be just fine on pc and console

    Wait... they are releasing SC on consoles?

    PLEASE tell me that isn't true ;(

    If this comes out on PS4, I will buy it on day one!

    ok time to clear up the silliness:

    As per Chris Roberts on  April 15, 2014 - As far as consoles go Star Citizen will never be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As for the next gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, we have NO CURRENT PLANS, but my stance remains open and is consistent with the many interviews I’ve given -

     

    So if Star Citizen hits consoles it would be only the PS4 and XBOXone.. however as of right now at this time there are no plans for it... The reality is that Star Citizen is a PC game only at this time.

    I hope its at least considered down the line.

     

    If/When its released I will pick it up to play on whatever platform is availible first- But man...Kicking back in a recliner and usig the HDTV big screen playing this game would be the way to go imho- At least for portions of the game (I would still want to PVP on a PC I would think).

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