Yesterday, Curt Schilling announced his retirement from Major League Baseball via his 38 Pitches blog. The former Red Sox pitcher, and six-time MLB All-Star, will now focus on 38 Studios, the game development shop and entertainment company he founded in late 2006.

38 Studios has assembled a team of world-class creative talent to bring to life a fantasy IP that will include a new massively mutliplayer online game (code-named “Copernicus”), novels, comics, toys, movies, TV, and more.

Curt Schilling, as well as 38 Studios CEO and NE Games SIG steering committee member Brett Close, spoke today at’s inaugural conference, GamesBeat, which was held in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

For more information about Schilling’s retirement from baseball, check out these stories from The Boston Herald or VentureBeat.