An update on his personal blog states that Brad McQuaid, one of the men behind Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, has returned to game development, now in casual/social game form.
His blog goes on to state that the company, which he has co-founded, will later go back to making MMOs.
I am pleased to announce that I am a co-founder of a new company based here in the San Diego area. We’re starting small and growing as needed. Our focus is going to be on bringing some sophistication to casual/social gaming. At some point we will also return to developing MMOs.
After a needed 3 year break from 11 years of working on massively multiplayer games with the large teams, budgets, and 3-5 year development cycles I think this will be a nice change of pace. I’m also very excited to be involved in a genre that is relatively new to me. I look forward to bringing MMO design principles to casual/social gaming.
Check out Brad's blog, here.
Cheers to the folks at Massively for catching this during a crazy E3 week.