Warren Spector, the creator of Deus Ex and designer of Epic Mickey, isn’t especially interested in the future of AAA games. Instead, he’s drawn to the creativity found in the indie space.
"I kinda don’t care about the future of AAA gaming," Spector said on the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered. "I think the costs are so high, the teams are so big, the risks are so great that we’re seeing an awful lot of same old, same old with prettier pictures. That’s a little reductionist, I know, but I don’t see a lot that interests me in the AAA space."
Spector went on to note that at events like E3 and GDC, he instead spends the majority of his time checking out games from independent developers. IGN asked Spector if he’s seen Cuphead, given Spector’s longtime love of Disney cartoons and Cuphead’s 1930s Steamboat Willie-esque aesthetic, to which he replied, "Of course I’ve seen Cuphead! I can’t wait for Cuphead." He added, "I think you’re seeing immense creativity on the indie side, and in that sense things are way better than they used to be."
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