Speaking here, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has made some impassioned comments regarding the arduous development effort behind Too Human, saying his refusal to stop believing in the project should be a lesson to us all.
“Growing up, when I was younger, I’ve had so many people telling me that I can’t do x or I can’t do y. When I was in grade school, I didn’t do particularly well in a couple of classes and the teachers told me I’d never grow up… and never get out of high school. I ended up becoming more educated than they did. I have three degrees. I got a Masters degree in computer science.
“I think it comes down to never let anyone tell you you can’t do something. I really mean that for everyone. It is so easy to be cynical. It is so easy to be negative. And it’s so easy to say, ‘This is not going to be good’ or ‘This is going to be trash.’
“And I think about ‘Too Human and some of the rough spots we went by or just recently came through and I think about the documentary on the making of the ‘Titanic‘ [movie] where they’re interviewing the actors. Because if you remember the movie Titanic was completely panned by the press before coming out. It was going to be the next ‘Waterworld,’ a terrible movie. And when we were going through the tough times and before we had shown anything for Too Human we were watching that and going , ‘Wow, we kind of relate to those guys. We really believe in what we’re doing.’ You just can’t stop believing.”
Fuck yeah. You tell ’em, Denis. Too Human isn’t dated yet aside from “2008”.