Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5697 Days
If you don’t yet know about Spore, you will soon enough, along with every other inhabitants of this planet. Spore is the next big game from Will Wright , the man behind the ridiculously successful game The SIMS. Spore is easily the most anticipated PC title currently in development, and now it looks like console gamers also will be able to enjoy Will Wright’s masterpiece on their favourite console.


Though it must be said that the news is not yet official, the message was pretty clear when Gamespy in a recent interview asked Wright if Spore was still PC only.


“Well, actually we are going to go on all platforms, but we will come out on PC first. We will even come out on cell phones and stuff. One of the things in the game is that as you go around and encounter things… creatures and plants, or whatever, you make trading cards of each thing. That is the metaphor for the database -- trading cards. So you can collect your cards. You can print them out. You can now play your own card game. That might be like the cell phone part. That stuff is so light. It's more about collectability as opposed to interaction. Every creature in the PC game is three or four megabytes. But the cards, that is the database that the player is building."


So if Will Wright’s own words is anything to go by, and I don’t see how it is not, Spore is definitely heading for next-gen consoles including the Xbox 360.
Is this awesome or what?


http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/spore/707976p1.html
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
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GameSpy: So who do you consider the best PC game designers in the world?

WW: I would put Peter Molyneux and Sid Meier at the top of the list. There were some people who I think would have been up there except they kind of took weird turns. Alex Garden… Of all the odd things, he went off and started a company that sells automated parking systems.


GameSpy: What about John Carmack?


WW: I don't think of him as a game designer. He is a technologist. He is the best in the world at what he does… by far.

I respect the Bioware guys a lot. Peter Molyneux and I almost merged our companies quite a few years ago. Bullfrog and Maxis came really close to merging.
We got some great people supporting the 360 :)

Carmack, Peter Molyneux, and the Bioware guys.

Now that Peter Molyneux has the funding he's always needed to realize those ideas of his we'll be in for a treat.
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roxwell - PuS3Y
roxwell
Since 5753 Days
Spore reminds me alot of Pikmin.
Which is a good thing.
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Don't touch that Squirrels nuts!

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5697 Days
This is the first I'm hearing about massively singleplayer... Creatures and cities created by other players will make their way into your game. Thats pretty incredible when you think about it.

I'm eager to find out what peter Molyneux has planned for the fable 2.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 5688 Days
Posted by roxwell
Spore reminds me alot of Pikmin.
Which is a good thing.
Its not as cute.. :(

Probably ideal for the hardened kill everything FPS fan. (aka xbox fan)
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roxwell - PuS3Y
roxwell
Since 5753 Days
That's not all bad.
I hated seeing the little devils die.

But I agree no way will this be as cute or even as good (will wait and see before I get flamed with in an inch of my life)
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5697 Days
This game is one I'd probably never buy. Sure its ambitous and all, but probably not for me.
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graf1k
graf1k
Since 5570 Days
I can't say I'm really excited about this coming to 360. With pretty much any other game, I say bring any and all of them to 360. But strategy games and simulation games are a little unwieldy on consoles. It's hard to fit the functionality of a keyboard with 104 keys or whatever it is into a controller with 8 or 10 buttons. The Sims games never looked that good on consoles and I'm wondering if the story will be the same for Spore.

That's really interesting to hear Will say that about Molyneux though. Ever since Black & White 1&2, Fable and The Movies have been let downs, I've begun to think of Molyneux as a bargain price Will Wright. That said, I loved playing Populous back in the day.
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GriftGFX
Since 5805 Days
Posted by Jollipop
Its not as cute.. :(

Probably ideal for the hardened kill everything FPS fan. (aka xbox fan)
Yes cute is certainly better than Spores massive depth.

I agree with the control concerns graf1k; EA has supposidly had some success porting BFME2 though..perhaps they'll do well here too. Spores interface is already suprisingly intuitive..could happen. Don't agree 'bout Lionhead--I think they get too much hate and that they're a good developer personally--I actually like every game you've listed there..not all of them are masterpieces by any means..but personally I think they're all pretty decent games..some better than others.
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Jollipop
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Yes cute is certainly better than Spores massive depth.
I'm glad you agree
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