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Podcast Spore info?
« on: April 07, 2005, 04:03:49 pm »
So ... any comments/questions on the info I talked about on my 2005-04-07 podcast? I am digging for as much info as I can get on the game...


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Re: Podcast Spore info?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2005, 04:07:53 pm »
I don't have the capability to listen to it. I hope someone is kind enough to post the meat of it here...

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Re: Podcast Spore info?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2005, 04:37:42 pm »
the spore-content is:

-it is also developed for the x-box 2. (we forum readers know already :) )
->steve then speculated a bit how the downloadable content is handled on a x-box 2 without harddrive.
(memory stick, optional buy-harddrive, or gamers profile on external servers)

-"the original plan" was that EA presents spore on the E3, but Will Wright wanted to present "his" game by himself.. and did that at GDC.
-> then he speculated a bit about the relationship Will Wright<>EA, and if Will is happy there, or if he may leave after spore to be his own boss again.
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Re: Podcast Spore info?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2005, 08:00:09 am »
Thanks, Therlun.

I don't see how Will Wright could be happy at EA, but I don't know everything...

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Re: Podcast Spore info?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2005, 09:34:17 am »
Yea, i have a question.  Ok, so if Microsoft wants Spore as a launch title so bad (which makes sense, for those without a powerful enough PC, it would sell systems undoubtedly).  Why exactly aren't they giving Maxis a ton of help on designing Spore for Xbox2, and let Maxis just focus on the core game? Why is maxis left to struggle programming for a console when they really don't know how to, on this project that is apparently very important to microsoft to get out by launch?

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Re: Podcast Spore info?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2005, 09:38:30 am »
boy i swear, if Spore "goes Halo" i will be ... getting really, really angry!
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Re: Podcast Spore info?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2005, 09:39:09 am »
Yea, i have a question. Ok, so if Microsoft wants Spore as a launch title so bad (which makes sense, for those without a powerful enough PC, it would sell systems undoubtedly). Why exactly aren't they giving Maxis a ton of help on designing Spore for Xbox2, and let Maxis just focus on the core game? Why is maxis left to struggle programming for a console when they really don't know how to, on this project that is apparently very important to microsoft to get out by launch?
This is probably due to one of two things:

A) a noninterference clause by EA which makes assistance illegal, or

B) Maxis deciding that imported software engineers would cause more harm than good.

-Craig