On his personal blog
, Raph Koster
announced that he has left Disney
to become an unemployed game developer. The big question is, of course, what's next for the driving force behind Ultima Online
and Star Wars Galaxies
. The answer is... he doesn't know.
However, Koster does indicate that he is open to working on another traditional MMO, but not one born of Kickstarter. "I suspect that those of you who want this all want me to make a worldy MMO," he writes. "I may yet make one of those in the future, but I don't think that you can raise enough money on Kickstarter to do it justice."
Koster says that he might be doing some consulting, writing, and speaking, but what he wants to do most is to "simply start making games." He claims that GDC
inspired him to get back into the game-making business, big-time. He also says contrary to some rumors, he is not working with Richard Garriott
on Shroud of the Avatar