There is no Progress in Mainstream Games: Warren Spector

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Warren Spector

Do you agree with the claims that the game development industry has come a long way from what it used to be in terms of quality and progress on that front? Well, the creator of Deus Ex disagrees. Warren Spector, the veteran developer who worked on Deus Ex says he hasn’t really seen progress in the mainstream games.

What he means to say, he elaborated, is that instead of real progress, we are only getting prettier and more fine-tuned versions of the same games that we have been playing for a good long time now.

He was talking to Gamasutra about his new job where he is developing System Shock 3 when he commented on the state of the industry.

I can’t believe I’m about to say this — I’ll never work in this industry again — but in the mainstream space I really haven’t seen a whole lot of progress. It seems like we’re getting more finely-tuned, prettier versions of games we’ve been playing for years.

Keep in mind that Warren Spector is the same person who is also unimpressed by games like Uncharted 4, Heavy Rain, and The Walking Dead. And, he also is the same person who made the Epic Mickey games, which didn’t really shout out progress as loud as they could.

However, Warren Spector is a well reputed developer and in all honesty, he does have a point. There is a lot of grinding and regrinding of the same game development formulas these days, don’t you agree? Let us know in the comments section below.

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