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Warren Spector Q&A at CVG
Interview - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Thu 26 December 2002, 11:24:01Tags: Deus Ex; Ion Storm; Warren Spector
Computer and Video Games has snagged an interview with Warren Spector which covers some of his options as well as Deus Ex 2 and Thief 3. Here's a bit of the frosting:
What currently most excites you about the computer gaming scene?
Spector: Sad to say, there isn't much that excites me about the computer gaming scene these days. Seems like most of the innovation is happening in the console space right now. Computer game developers and publishers seem content to rehash old ideas and hope strong licenses will keep players interested and coming back for more. Battlefield 1942 is a nice change of pace. And I do see hope for the future in the stuff the Deus Ex 2 and Thief 3 teams are doing, of course! Beyond that, you have to start by looking at Doom 3. Even if it ends up being nothing more than a graphically over-the-top version of the game id's been making forever (and I'm not saying that's going to be the case - I really have no idea how the game will play), it looks SO impressive graphically, maybe it'll push other developers to greater creative heights. And any year that offers the prospect of new games from Valve promises to be a good one for computer gaming. Come on, Valve - I wanna play Half Life 2!
Notice the only games he mentions are First Person Shooters? Anyone still think Deus Ex is something other than one?
He's right about PC gaming though. Though, I'm not really sure that console games do much envelope pushing either.
Spotted this at HomeLAN Fed.