Stands by his overall statement about lack of variety in gaming.
By Tim Colwill on May 9, 2013 at 11:14 am
Warren Spector, one of the gaming industry’s biggest figureheads, posted a comment yesterday on Facebook bemoaning the reveal of yet another “generically dark, monochromatic, FPS, kill-the-Nazi-giant-robot game”.
“I am so tired of stuff like this,” said Spector. “Could we all just agree we’ll never use the generic gravelly-whisper trailer voice guy ever again? And one more thing: Please stop using Jimi Hendrix to promote your adolescent male power fantasies. Thank you. I’m done.”
Spector has since apologised for his comments, concerned that many were interpreting his words as a personal attack on the development team. “I owe the Wolfenstein team an apology,” he said in a separate post. “I wasn’t trying to diss you or your game. I have total respect for anyone making a game. I know how hard it is.”
“And to everyone who pointed out that I didn’t know enough about the game to judge, well, you were right. Consider this my mea culpa. I hope I can buy you guys a coffee or something at some show to make up for all this rigamarole.”
“Though I was wrong to take out general frustrations on an individual game and on a single team, I’ll stand by my overall statement about lack of variety and innovation in mainstream gaming. I was simply expressing, once again, my long-held belief that we make too many shooters, lots of which look, sound and feel like basically the same game dressed up in different clothes,” he continued. “I’ve been saying that for years – it’s nothing new. Wolfenstein got in the line of fire, but I’ve been shooting at this target for a long time.”
Wolfenstein: The New Order was just announced for later this year. Check out the trailer and screens here.