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Will Wright: Games "falling way short" as a medium

The veteran designer believes the industry is far from realizing games' potential; he also says EA's Sim City server problems were "inexcusable."

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Jyndal1147d ago

"That was basically inexcusable, that you charge somebody $60 for a game and they can't play it. I can understand the outrage"

This is the single most poignant statement I've ever heard form a game developer in the current market. DRM is going to end up either killing off a lot of possibilities for gamers, or it will effectively limit what we are able to enjoy.
It's almost a censoring of what we're able to play.

Donnieboi1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

Will Wright is the man for speaking up!

3-4-51147d ago

Wait....

So he applies horrible / ignorant ideas to his game. They fail like everyone said they would....

And he blames games as a whole for not being good enough at expressing ideas and what not ?

Will.....you lost your touch....you can't act like anything you do now will be good just because you made good games in the past.

Knushwood Butt1147d ago

Yeah, the pot calling the kettle black.

rjgbyrne1147d ago

DRM is one thing but games have single handedly pushed Hollywood in the right direction. Has anybody noticed the quality of blockbusters made lately and how much they are influenced by games. Iron Man, Star Trek and even cinematography in Lincoln which looked very much like Red Dead in places. I think games, and more importantly gamers, expect more for their buck and this has pushed quality way up. Capcom and the DLC fiasco shows scars from attempting to rip gamers off, my advice to developers is to release 'full' games straight up with NO day 1 patches. They used to do this feat at previous generations. I didn't buy the injustice DLC this time, bought Mortal Kombat as it seemed like they produced the DLC after the full game, Injustice feels just like an 'Injustice' as they obviously just held back 4 characters. Batgirl was leaked, what a joke!

Jyndal1147d ago

You're right.
Hollywood has seen some better days due to better games.

Now Hollywood just needs original ideas.

cleft51147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

The video game industry is at a crossroads right now and I would love too see the industry rise to meet the challenge. I don't think it will. Right now a very vicious element is at the lead of the video game industry, an element that is only concerned with cheating people out of as much money as possible.

It would be nice if the creative talent could gain some form of control over the course of the industry. Honestly, I think the vampiric companies currently leading the industry are going to burn out consumers with terrible, generic games and then the industry will crash when consumers lose all faith in the industry as a whole. The industry will crash like it did back in the 80s and I really don't have a problem with that. Maybe then these companies will stop trying to suck their consumers dry with pointless dlc and crap games.