this week Paul Barnett, Creative Director for Warhammer Online by Mythic Entertainment, said that Electronic Arts knew nothing about launching an MMO in the European market during an interview with Eurogamer.
Yesterday, Mark Jacobs, the CEO of Mythic, attempted to tone down Barnetts comments. In his own interview with Eurogamer Jacobs said that Barnett was just trying to be funny. “Well first you've got to understand that Paul is Paul. He's very sarcastic. He tries to be very funny - he usually is. He can be a bit irreverent. And so you need to look at anything he said in the interview from that perspective”.
Jacobs added that Mythic had selected GOA as their European launch partner well before EA purchased Mythic. And he continued that “of course EA knows things about launching MMOs” since they were responsible for Ultima Online one “of the most important MMOs of all time”.
WAR launches today, and we will be online playing tonight.