Firaxis boss and lord of all Civilization Sid Meier has revealed he's working on ideas for an MMO game.

Speaking to GamersGlobal the boffin designer said, "I would certainly like to play around with a MMO concept in future."

Meier said that he and his Firaxis colleagues were "in the very early stages of exploring the possibilities of it", but that it could even be the developer's next project: "I really can't say if that would be the next game we do or if it's still a couple of games down the road before we come to that." It would likely be a PC-only title, as Meier feels that "PC is still the best place to play a MMO".

Meier, who's set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this month's Game Developers Conference, is mostly known for singleplayer-focused strategy titles Civilization and Pirates. He's currently working on Civilization Revolution for PS3, 360 and DS, to be released later this year.

He claimed his motivation in creating an MMO is the challenge of doing something he hasn't done before. "There's definitely a difference in MMO games, and that's part of the interest for me: to try something a little different," he said. We believe him, although we're equally sure that Firaxis' owner, troubled publisher Take-Two, wouldn't say no to the huge piles of cash a successful MMO can generate.

But, "I have new singleplayer games I want to do, as well," Meier added. So don't hold your breath.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (9)

About the author

Oli Welsh

Oli Welsh

Editor

Oli is the editor of Eurogamer.net and likes to take things one word at a time. His friends call him The European, but that's just a coincidence. He's still playing Diablo 3.

More articles by Oli Welsh

Comments (9)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Civilization 4

Be Civil. It’s the right thing to do.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV Warlords

Want to play? Join the build queue.

Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword

Now more Civilized than ever.

Advertisement