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Nolan Bushnell working on an MMO

Atari founder/Pong creator goes massive.

Interesting snippets are still coming to light from the Game Developers Conference of the week before last. Here's one you might have missed: Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, creator of Pong, and all-round father of the videogame industry, is working on a massively-multiplayer game.

The revelation comes in this Gamespot interview. Bushnell, asked if he was working on anything in the MMO field, simply said "yes".

He wouldn't be drawn on details, but supported the view that World of Warcraft doesn't have to be the only game in town.

"I think that it's an unavoidable trend that there's some socialisation and that massive multiplayer games are important, Bushnell said. "As compelling as World of Warcraft is... there are other ways to play a game."

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Oli was Eurogamer's MMO Editor before a seven-year stint as Editor. He worked here for a colossal 14 years, shaping the website and leading it.