Warren Spector: “Next-gen consoles ‘aren’t the answer”

Monday, 2nd April 2012 23:47 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Deus Ex and Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector feels the power boost of updated hardware isn’t the answer to many common problems faced by game developers.

Spector told EDGE that most of the problems faced by developers are creative.

“If it comes it comes; when it comes, it comes,” he said of new hardware.

“I’m not a tech guy, particularly. I’m a design, story, character guy. I think most of the problems we have to solve are creative ones, not technical ones.

“Obviously we make software, so there’s always a technical element to what we do, but I will make games that do whatever I want them to do at the end of the day, and I will use whatever technology [is] available.”

Spector’s comments are in stark contrast to what other developers have said recently. Many other developers have expressed hopes that Sony and Microsoft’s next consoles will be more open development platforms solving many of the current development hurdles they face.

VG247 was told earlier today that the next Xbox will feature in-built Kinect and Blu-ray functionality, will require an always-on internet connection and will release in Christmas 2013.

Our sources also told us that Sony is aiming to release the next PlayStation console before the Xbox 720 next Christmas, and that certain developers have been invited to reveal meetings in the US in May and June.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. LOLshock94

    just because you havnt done anything in the last 10 years doesnt mean the console is shite just means your shite

    #1 3 years ago
  2. FrankieDF

    Every time I see him say anything I just remember when he told us that we just don’t understand Epic Mickey’s camera.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    P.S spector is a faggot who doesnt even no how to dress normally hahah guys so dumb he all like, fist my ass i have no boobies

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DarkWarcraftLord

    oh yes hes so rite no need for new technology its not the hardware its the developers,its them not making more sexual tension kinky bondage sweaty fetish games,its not Microsofts fault that games arent more pornographic and horny

    #4 3 years ago
  5. back_up

    i agree Warren Spector sucks

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Guy who has made a single Wii game in 6 years -that turned out to be decent but quite honestly not ‘great’- talks about developers having creative problems. Yep, sounds about right, though you may want to remove the plural from ‘developers’, Mr. Spector.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Telepathic.Geometry

    LoLShock, reign in that “faggot” bullshit will ya…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    @7 respect someone who wants your money? lul k

    #8 3 years ago

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