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Richard Morgan, EA in talks on future games

Thursday, 22nd April 2010 14:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Crysis 2 writer Richard Morgan has told VG247 that he is in talks with EA about writing plots for more games.

Speaking to Patrick Garratt at the reveal of the Crytek shooter two weeks ago, he told us there’s “a lot of other projects available” for him to potentially do at the firm.

“Talking to Cevat [Yerli, Crytek CEO] now about this,” said Morgan. “Talking to the EA guys as well. Potentially there are a lot of other projects available for me to look at, so that when we finally do lock Crysis 2 down there’ll be a bunch of other stuff to do. I think there’s a huge amount of cool work to be done here.”

He also told us there was a certain “Big Mac mentality” in the industry in delivering sequel after sequel, giving players the exact same content “because they liked it”.

“With my novels, I try to do something fresh, something different with each one,” he said. “I hate the Big Mac aesthetic of pop culture, which is, you know, sequelitis: ‘We’re going to give people exactly what we gave them last time, because they liked it, so let’s do exactly the same.’

“You heard us all talking about it in there; it’s taking the Crysis 1 template, and it’s going, “Let’s fuck with this. Let’s come up with a bunch of new stuff.” And certainly from my point of view, fiction is an angle to that. And that’s, for me, the main thing.

“If we can beat that Big Mac mentality and keep delivering fresh stuff, and something fresh gives the consumer something really fresh to do, then I’m happy, because when I’m doing fresh stuff that’s when I’m most awake.”

Read the first part of our interview with Richard Morgan here.

Crysis 2 releases this holiday season for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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