but should! - has hired Blizzard veteran engineer Adrian Luff to be its new director of platform architecture. Luff, who helped oversee the development of Battle.net, will be responsible for managing something Stardock is calling "Project Tachyon."
Tachyon will, according to a Stardock press release, "manage the online infrastructure to provide the meta-game experience for Stardock games." It sounds like Tachyon will function similarly to Battle.net, making Luff a logical choice to lead its development. Stardock also notes that Tachyon will exist in the cloud so that Stardock can scale its performance in real time.
Galactic Civilizations 3, the next game from Stardock, will make use of Tachyon "in some capacity," the company stated, but the first public rollout of the project won't be until early 2015.