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Former CCP design director joins free-to-play dev Bigpoint

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CCP's former design director, Craig Scott, has joined free-to-play developer and publisher Bigpoint to "lead the design efforts" on a new unnamed title, Bigpoint announced via its website.

According to Bigpoint CEO Khaled Helioui, Scott will work on "a new breed of MMO."

During his time at CCP, Scott served as a lead designer and design director. His work included character creation and later team management for CCP's massively multiplayer online game Eve Online (pictured above) and work on free-to-play first-person shooter Dust 514. Prior to that, he worked in various design positions for companies including All Points Bulletin creator Realtime Worlds and Tomb Raider developer Core Design in the U.K.

"Bigpoint has major experience in the future sector of free-to-play, online games," Scott said. "Furthermore, I expect to have much space for trying new things, which is a premise for making really innovative games and which, of course, means a lot of fun for both the teams and the users. That's what I see Bigpoint is currently about."

Bigpoint, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, has worked on more than 50 free-to-play games and supports a community of more than 340 million players. Its portfolio includes games such as Battlestar Galactica Online, Drakensang Online, Farmerama and Rising Cities.