Gaming's finest moustache dismayed at poor handling of his creation.
By Tim Colwill on July 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm
Former SimCity creative director and front-runner for “most awesome name in game development” Ocean Quigley has quit Maxis after the poor launch of SimCity.
“I was dismayed at the blundered launch of something that I had poured so much love and attention into,” said Quigley to Polygon.
“Which made the leaving easier, but it would have probably happened anyway.”
However, Quigley added that even a successful launch wouldn’t have been enough to keep him around, having already spent years of his life on SimCity games.
“Honestly I think I would have left regardless of whether EA’s launch of SimCity was smooth or rough,” he added. “It was basically my third SimCity. I did SimCity 3000 and SimCity 4 and this new SimCity.”
Quigley and several other SimCity developers have now formed a new studio and are at work on a new project, an iPad simulation game that recreates the formation of the earth.
games.on.net wishes Quigley and his magnificent moustache the best of luck.