In an extensive new interview published on Gamasutra today, Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack has been arguing against the concept of film industry-style 'free agency' for game developers, suggesting: "You become a utility, and your value becomes diminished significantly."
The Eternal Darkness creator, whose company is currently working on Too Human for Microsoft, noted by way of conclusion: "I think Hollywood has some really good things about it. There's a lot of things to learn, but there's a lot of things that you want to avoid as well. That's one of them: the commoditization of talent. One of the ultimate commoditizations of a human being is slavery. You can get even further than that, and you don't want to go there. It's whatever we can do to watch out for that."