NCSoft Brings On Former EA/LucasArts/Zynga/Kabam Developer To Oversee All Western Development
We've heard of CEOs, CFOs, and COOs, but I can't say I've ever heard of a CDO. That's the new title for industry veteran Chris Corry, who was announced yesterday as NCSoft's Chief Development Officer, a newly created role that will see him "responsible for overseeing all development in the west."
That's a pretty all-encompassing role, one which might mean Corry will have an influence on Blade & Soul, Aion, Guild Wars 2, and WildStar, as well as the Lineage franchise. While his most recent jobs were at Kabam and Zynga, he's got a strong non-mobile, non-social media gaming background, judging by this biographical profile:
At EA Los Angeles, he was the development director of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth, senior development director of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, and executive producer of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.
That said, given the outstanding success of Lineage M in Korea, it wouldn't be surprising at all for Corry's main task to be replicating that success in the West.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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