Developer Carbine Studios, an NCSoft North America division, promoted former Fallout
series producer and designer Tim Cain to the position of design director for an unannounced MMO.
Cain has worked with Carbine since its inception in 2005, serving as programming director. He is best known for his work as producer and designer on Interplay's PC RPGs Fallout
and Fallout 2
He parted ways with Interplay in 1998 and co-founded now-defunct Troika Games, where he helped design and program games like The Temple of Elemental Evil
and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Based in Aliso Viejo, CA, Carbine Studios was formed by Cain, NCSoft executive producer Jeremy Gaffney, and ten former members of Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft
core development team in 2005, but wasn't formally announced until October, 2007.
“It’s great to have Tim Cain heading up design at Carbine,” says Gaffney. “Tim is one of the most respected guys in the business and his track record of creating hit products is well documented. Having Tim at the helm as design director makes an already strong team that much better.”