Warren Spector was given Keys to the Kingdom

An interview with Warren Spector with details on Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and the gaming industry

Discussion

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rushiosan
rushiosan

My hopes for the first one were huge. I ended up disappointed.

 

I hope this guy does a better job with the 2nd game...

JJMikhail
JJMikhail

Sadly not many people know Warren Spector that well, including Gamespot.

 

If they remember not too long ago at a conference Warren spoke about game issues, he talked about how gamers should "demand more" and not settle for the "same, repititive stuff".  He brings it up a bit here as well.

 

He has his own philiosphy, he could have made 5 to 10 Deus Ex's but that would be no challenge to him and quite frankly he would rather commit suicide than be put to a challenge.

tgwolf
tgwolf

I'm glad he has the guts and vision to make a decent game--'decent' and good both.

strifeknot
strifeknot

What a waste of talent. Put him to work on Thief 4.

KingGraham
KingGraham

I really like Warren Spector, he seems like a geniune good guy. He seems so happy and it really is nice to see someone who loves what they do! I wish we were all so lucky!

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

make another deus ex or system shock type of game not this :(

EsmeBush
EsmeBush

Really looking forward to this one! 

Evanrocknuma
Evanrocknuma

This guy is without a doubt the perfect man to lead a Disney game development team.  I'm excited for whatever they'll dish out next.

sethfrost
sethfrost

Warren, "800 people working" on a video game? That's Guinness Book of Record numbers! Rather disturbing, if true.

fanta_boy
fanta_boy

Hope it's better than the first one :)

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

 @Volgin Dont get me wrong i'm not saying this game is bad but this guy needs to make another epic game not epic mickey :P I liked DX:HR but for me was nothing like the first DX and knowing EA the next SS will be like the last syndicate ..

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

 @wornstar

That is an old article and he has since been much clearer about what he meant.

He's not saying he doesn't approve of any form of violence in video games he is just saying it shouldn't be the end goal (Just like in Deus Ex) And that devs should focus on more than just how many body parts one can separate a human being from. Such as art style, player control, writing, story ect. Everything but how realistic the blood looks.

Sideshow_me
Sideshow_me

 @wornstar warren spector has to understand that games are, for a large portion, about doing things you are not able to do in real life.. this can be flying a plane in a flight sim, run around in a magical world filled with fantasy or just plain dumping bullets into a body.. killing people is pretty much the ultimate thing someone would not do in real life (not any sane people anyways) so its quite understandable its also the thing most people would like to do in a game