Chris Taylor Leaves Wargaming

GamesBeat has word that veteran developer Chris Taylor has departed Wargaming, where he was general manager of their Seattle office. They don't have the specific reason for the move, but they have a statement from Wargaming thanking Chris for his efforts. Chris joined Wargaming after selling them Gas Powered Games, the studio he formed in 1998. The news is the man behind Total Annihilation, Dungeon Siege, and Supreme Commander is starting a new independent studio, but it also sounds like he's building some time off into the plan. "Between Gas Powered Games and Wargaming, it was an eighteen year stretch and I wore myself out and didn’t realize it," Taylor told GamesBeat. "I’ve decided I need to take a few months off, regroup, and recharge before I dive into my next thing."
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Kajetan wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 04:44:
Numinar wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 21:29:
... and nothing beat the slightly different but also awesome Forged Alliance. Nobody else has really come close.
I agree. Stardocks Ashes of Singularity copies faithfully the whole gameplay formula, but did not get it "right". Something is missing from this game and i cant quite put my finger on it.

It has no walkers or wheeled vehicles for one. It is far more "Sins of Solar Empire" on a 2d map than Supcom. Which is ok as they never said it would be otherwise. No walkers, tracked or wheeled vehicles. No awesome WW2 style battleships, or amphibious legged destroyers, or giant spiders, or gloriously animated artillery. I never feel that attached to the maps or their geometry, because nothing really interacts with it. Even Supcom struggled in the switch to 3d to make elevation and terrain factor in quite the same way as TA.

Planetary Annihilation tries to channel some of TA, but the scope hurts my head too much. It's hard enough managing units on a 64k square map with borders to enclose the possibility space, managing them through a mini solar system is beyond me.
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