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Spector says he is definitely not retiring, devs need to sto

Postby Valay » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:55 pm

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Warren Specter has to be the most beloved game developer who isn't actually that great at the technical aspect of game design in the industry right now. I mean, he has made some utterly incredible games-- Deus Ex being perhaps his most famous-- but recent products of his have been flawed (Epic Mickey) or downright poorly designed (Epic Mickey 2). Going into the future, the recent string of less-than-perfect games isn't deterring him from continuing, however, and he says he has plenty more to make:



"One of my programmers said, 'Why don't you just retire?'. The answer was easy: I still have things I want to make. I'm not ready to go live on a farm."

- Game designer Warren Spector

"I want content that is relevant to my life, set in the real world. If we're going to reach a new audience, we have to stop making games for teenage boys."

- Game designer Warren Spector



Philosophies like that second one are why people hold Spector in high regard, despite the shaky quality of some of his releases. He knows where the gaming industry should go and he knows how to keep the art on par with any other expressive media, he just can't do it all the time. I truly hope going forward he manages to strike that balance of art and technicalities!

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