Microsoft’s Spencer defends Dyack

Wednesday, 16 July 2008 17:09 GMT By Mike

In wake of Silicon Knight head Denis Dyack’s now infamous NeoGaf post challenge regarding upcoming action-RPG Too Human, Microsoft Games Studios boss Phil Spencer told the MTVBlog that he admires the Silicon Knights’ boss’s passion.

“I’ve never tried to shut down someone’s passion for a game,” he said. “I think that’s part of what [Too Human] is about.”

Spencer added: “I look at the passion that Denis shows around Too Human as critical to what Too Human is and what Silicon Knights is. [Denis] tells us when he’s going to have certain discussions and gives us a head up on what those discussions are.

“It is his company, he is the spokesperson for that company, [and] he realizes we have a strong developer-publisher relationship.”