Goku reports that there's a nice long interview with Wing Commander veteran Warren Spector at Gamasutra. The talk focuses on his new development house, Junction Point, which employs several Origin veterans and is apparently working on some type of science fiction game. Here's what he says about his transition:
Origin has been gone for a long time. I left Ion Storm before EIDOS shut down that studio, but once it did shut down, Ion Storm's dispersement seeded the growth in the Austin development community. I got about 10 people from Ion Storm who I really wanted to work with. Midway Austin picked up a bunch of people. There was a studio called BreakAway, that recently broke up, that had a lot of Ion Storm people. Ion Storm's development seeded new development. It was sad to see it go since I built it, with the help of a lot of other people, but I picked up some people I really wanted to work with again.