WoW dev joins Trion World Network

WoW dev joins Trion World Network

By Ben Parfitt

November 21st 2008 at 3:29PM

Ex-Blizzard man Kevin Beardslee joins writer Peter Egan at MMO and TV outfit

Trion World Network has recruited the services of former Blizzard developer Kevin Beardslee to work on its upcoming connected MMO and TV project.

He’s joined by established TV writer Peter Egan, who will be tasked with penning the pilot episode of the firm’s planned TV tie-in, which is being handled by the Sci-Fi channel.

“Sci-Fi is committed to bringing together quality entertainment with state-of-the-art technology to deliver an unparalleled consumer experience,” Sci-Fi president Dave Howe stated. “We are thrilled with the calibre of talent and creativity that Kevin and Peter will deliver to the game and to the TV show.”

Trion’s website boasts: “We’ve assembled many of the most respected names in the industry – with the backing of the world’s biggest media companies and top venture capitalists – to fulfill the incredible potential that global broadband has created for games. With our innovative technology, we’re combining the best of online, gaming and traditional media to revolutionize the way connected games are designed, developed, and delivered.”