Jack Emmert

John Needham passes Cryptic CEO torch to Jack Emmert

Atari has announced Jack Emmert is to replace former Cryptic CEO John Needham at the head of the Champions Online and Star Trek Online developer.

10 years ago

Jack Emmert headlines

  • Cryptic to "wait and see" how Champions does before switching STO over to F2P

    Cryptic boss Jack Emmert has said the company plans to see how well Champions Online does before looking at switching Star Trek Online over to a  free-to-play model.

    10 years ago
  • Emmert: Neverwinter is online co-op with 4th Edition D&D rule set

    Cryptic COO Jack Emmert seems excited about the firm’s foray into the world of Neverwinter and according to the man himself, the developers looked really hard at the 4th Edition D&D rule set, and are even thinking of allowing players to create their own adventures.It all sounds like a rather interesting idea.

    10 years ago
  • Neverwinter Nights: Cryptic still mulling over pricing plan for online co-op

    Cryptic COO Jack Emmert has said the studio is unsure at the moment on how it plans to monetize its online co-op game Neverwinter Nights.

    10 years ago
  • Neverwinter: Humble Emmert admits need for Cryptic to "dramatically" improve

    Cryptic boss Jack Emmert has admitted the studio has been guilty of building “hundreds of hours of mediocre content” for its MMOs, and that Neverwinter, the co-op D&D RPG announced yesterday, needed to represent a huge increase in quality for the company.

    10 years ago
  • Champions Online no longer coming to consoles, says Cryptic

    Cryptic has revealed that it no longer has “current plans for a console version” of Champions Online.

    11 years ago
  • Champions Online launches in US, Friday for Europe

    Cryptic MMO Champions Online is now on sale in the US, Atari’s confirmed.European’s will get the game on Friday.If you want to get superheroing, take a look at the official site for more info.We gave this a run-out over the weekend and had plenty fun. You will to.We spoke to Cryptic boss Jack Emmert about […]

    11 years ago
  • MS foot-dragging on 360 MMOs is "baffling," says Cryptic boss

    Cryptic CCO Jack Emmert has described Microsoft’s apparent deadlock with developers over how MMOs are to work on Live as “baffling”.His comments, made to VG247 in this week’s podcast, mirror those given to us by the FFXIV team in Cologne this month, which said the Square MMO was a timed PS3 exclusive partly because the […]

    11 years ago
  • Champions Online: Four content updates a year, DLC plans revealed "launch day"

    Soon-to-be-launched Cryptic MMO Champions Online will see a minimum of three and most likely four proper content updates every year, chief creative officer Jack Emmert has told VG247.“I think our battle plan is four a year, but we might have to scale that down to three a year; I don’t know,” said the developer, talking […]

    11 years ago
  • VG247 podcast #6 - Cryptic boss on Champions Online, Ellie Gibson on GamesCom

    Lots going on this week. The latest episode in our amazing podcast features Cryptic legend Jack Emmert on the imminent launch of anticipated MMO Champions Online, as well as EG.net dep ed Ellie Gibson talking to Steph and I about the mighty GamesCom.There’s mention of sausages and sex with aliens in there, as well. What […]

    11 years ago
  • Champions Online life-subs restriction "passed down from on high," says Emmert, offers reinstated

    Following news last night that Champions Online’s lifetime and six-monthly subs offers had been pulled, Cryptic’s confirmed that both deal are now available again, completely unrestricted, until 11.59pm PST on August 31.Cryptic’s creative director, Jack Emmert, told VG247 on the phone last night that unexpected popularity for the offers had caused the company to pull […]

    11 years ago
  • Champions Online sequel is possible should the game be a success

    Cryptic’s Jack Emmert has said that there is a distinct possibility of a a sequel to Champions Online should the MMO go over well.It would run in a vein similar to  City of Villains, and possibly be called Nemesis Online.“Look, if Champions is successful and people want that, heck yea. But, I think that I […]

    12 years ago