avianflu wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 10:29: Garriot is trying to alienate all of his game dev peers in one fell swoop.
Well, it's true. But he's set for life and can say what he wants. Maybe some of the designers will even wake up. Maybe it'll be good to have someone around who doesn't have to worry about his next paycheck, yet still seems to have a real interest in actual gaming. He can go out into the industry press and shake some trees.
Or maybe he's just a really good self-promoter and is using his press time to make a lot of noise so his Kickstarter gets even more money.
We won't really know the answer to that until everyone sees what he's made.
This could even be one of those John Romero moments where we witness the beginning of the end.