Acclaim creative bod and Gaikai co-founder Dave Perry has spoken to Eurogamer about his multi-million-dollar game Plague, which Atari canned amid financial woes roughly three years ago.
"It was going to be called Plague," Perry told Eurogamer. "It was a really big idea: lots of new hooks - kind of me. I wanted to get back to old Shiny where it was always a surprise and lots of new hooks and things you'd never seen before."
"The idea was you could fire nano-weapons into things that would actually generate objects and delete objects in real-time. It was pretty neat. I was working with a book author, and we were going to get a movie made. It was a big deal.
"But it was a little too big for Atari," he added. "They weren't ready for that."
Perry, who once made gems like Earthworm Jim and MDK, is currently working on Gaikai, a game-streaming service we talk in detail with him about in an article published today.
As for Plague, "that idea is nowhere near done yet", Perry teased, leaving the sentiment unfinished.
"Am I done with big games? Hell no. But I'm way too busy to do one right now," he said.
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