And before you get all uppity and start hurling stacks of duct-taped Gamecubes
at the poor man, consider that his opinion isn't based entirely on console innards. In an interview with Guardian Unlimited
, Will Wright
gives us some insight into what goes on beneath the television in his living room. While the renowned designer confesses a love for Guitar Hero
(Wright is a human: confirmed
), he notes that the Xbox 360 is left to gather dust while the Wii and PC keep him occupied.
Wright believes the Wii is worthy of the "next-gen" moniker because it's, well, getting another generation to play games. "The only next gen system I've seen is the Wii – the PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement," says Wright. "But the Wii feels like a major jump – not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic." We know Peter Molyneux thinks differently
, but we'll leave them be until we've recreated them in Spore
and set them at each other's throats.
Wright goes on to reiterate
that Wii owners will be able to tinker
, presumably after
work on the PC and DS versions has been completed (sometime in the next 6 months, as Wright stated elsewhere
). Click the "Read" link to learn more about Wright's stance on education in games, society's blame game and "direct neural connections."