Will Wright Critiques the State of the Game Industry

Shacknews.com has posted an interesting interview with Will Wright, in which he talks about the state of the industry (too homogeneous, too interested in creating glorified interactive movies, etc.)

What caught my eye was that, when asked to name any particularly interesting games he’s playing now, Wright said none. Quite an indictment. However, he then said: “I’m really interested in the Revolution, to see how the controller works out. That looks pretty cool. It looks very interesting to me. I like the idea of taking the games more outside the box and more into that close-body kind of space.”

The more great designers speak out in favor of new enabling technologies like the Revolution, the more likely we are to (hopefully) see games that transcend today’s never-ending stream of RTS/FPS clones…

One response to “Will Wright Critiques the State of the Game Industry

  1. So many people have spoken out about the lack of innovation in the games industry that it’s boilerplate. I’m wondering if this sentiment will become so uniform that it will be ignored, like the similar criticism of the state of innovation in the movie industry.

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