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Curt Schilling is a die-hard gamer, and when he hangs up his glove after the season, he'll be crafting an online game

January 9, 2008

Curt Schilling, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, has announced that the next season will be his "final year" of baseball. Why is Galbadia X covering this seemingly irrelevant event? Well, it has something to do with what Schilling plans to do next.

Schilling's next project is his video game company, 38 Studios, and his upcoming MMORPG, which is being developed under the internal code name 'Copernicus'. He revealed the game, with a "tone video" teaser to a group of journalists at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Schilling himself commented that the progression from baseball to gaming doesn't seem natural, but that he himself is a die-hard gamer. In the MMO field, he's currently playing World of Warcraft, Tabula Rasa, Guild Wars, Everquest 2 and Hellgate: London.

38 Studios was founded about a year ago and is going to attempt to expand the game across other media, including television, film and books.

Few details about the game itself were mentioned, but fantasy author R.A. Salvatore and comic book creator Todd MacFarlane are also on his creative team. Schilling says that he's planning to release his MMO by the end of 2010.