Spector expects to be accused of 'selling out'
Designer Warren Spector believes that the amount of time modern games take to develop means that he may only have time for three new titles in his life. The fifty-two year old Deus Ex creator was speaking to UK site Eurogamer.net.
"Game development requires an intense amount of energy," Spector revealed. "It requires a level of focus and dedication and belief and confidence and time. What it means, in an ideal world, I may work on five more games in my entire life. More likely probably three given how long they take."
Spector's Junction Point Studios was recently acquired by Disney, and while his team are busy working on something unannounced for the firm, he's fairly sure 'hardcore gamers' aren't going to be enamored with the project. "Oh my God. It's going to be like the world came to an end. Absolutely. I'm going to be vilified. I'm going to be accused of selling out, yet again. It's going to be glorious. Just glorious."
Deus Ex 3, meanwhile, concerns the designer: "I'm concerned only because... for Invisible War, for all its successes and all the risks it took, it just proved how delicate the Deus Ex game style is. And so people who haven't worked on it... they'll bring something new to it, which is good, but will they understand what made it work? I don't know."