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Richard Garriott on Closure of Tabula Rasa - GameDaily
General Discussion « Tabula Rasa
2/27/09 9:54:20 AM
GameDaily BIZ: What was your reaction to the closure of Tabula Rasa?
Garriott: Of course, I wish it had continued. I also, personally, think it should have continued -- in the sense of, it was a game that was hitting its stride enough where it could keep what I'll call a critical fan base, and had the opportunity to continue to be grown.
If I were in charge, I would continue to grow it, because MMOs are long-term plays, and that's what you should do with them. That being said, we had already lost a fair number of critical team members. And while Tabula Rasa definitely had a rocky start, it did have a core fan base, and the team was motivated to continue to grow it. So I wish it had continued.
But I'm also not what I'll call terribly surprised, either, that the company would choose this path. I think NCsoft looks at it as an opportunity cost issue -- where they put those resources and people on that, or something new. They chose something new.
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