Here's an interesting quote from Chris Roberts, out of the February 2001 PC Gamer. The magazine also features an interview with former Origin president Neil Young. Thanks to Joe and Paula.
When asked why the Microsoft move led to his leaving Digital Anvil, Roberts compared the experience to his time at EA. "I left EA because I had to be in a big corporate entity. I'd have to run a studio, and that's not what I'm interested in," he explains. So what are his plans for the future? "I'm interested in focusing on the film side, and in broadband interactive stuff." Interestingly enough, Roberts told us one film he definitely won't be doing anytime soon is a sequel to his Wing Commander Movie.