Earlier this month, legendary game designer Will Wright left Maxis and Electronic Arts to run his “entertainment think tank”, Stupid Fun Club. Signs that Wright’s involvement in Maxis’ project was not over were revealed when we heard that EA co-owned Stupid Fun Club, but today we have confirmation from the man himself, who admitted that he will keep working on Spore. No word about The Sims 3, though.
Speaking to GameDaily, Wright said: “I don’t think it was widely reported, but alongside this whole [Stupid Fun Club] thing, I also entered into a consulting agreement with EA. I’m spending a certain amount of time every month actually working with the Spore team on future versions of Spore and expansions. So I will [still] be involved with EA on developing the Spore franchise as well.”
As you probably know, Spore was a highly anticipated title but the game was not as successful as anticipated, partially due to a way more casual nature than gamers expected. And, strangely, such a game didn’t make it to the consoles, but Will Wright seems to suggest that it might hit them – or at least the Wii, which is quite suitable for such a title:
“So you can sort of look at a straight port to the PS3 and Xbox 360 and basically have the same game we have on the PC… or we could say, ‘What can we do on this platform that will help us explore different parts of the design?’ I think the Wii is really unique in that sense, with the things you can do on Wii that you can’t do on other platforms right now,” he said, so I guess that all we can do is wait and see if he really meant that Spore will be ported to consoles.