Warren Spector: Underestimate Nintendo "At Your Peril"
Posted by Andy Green
Industry veteran is weighing up his options
The Wii U has been navigating stormy seas since its launch late last year but with new games on the horizon Nintendo will hope its new system begins to pick up some solid momentum.
One industry veteran who has always been enthusiastic about Nintendo is Warren Spector - the man behind such titles as Deus Ex and Epic Mickey.
In an interview with GameSpot, he spoke of how the industry is a better place with Nintendo in it:
I think we need a company that's dedicated to games. Every time I visit Nintendo, I'm relieved to have spent time in a place where you can just feel how much everyone loves games. And, really, how many times have people written Nintendo off? I think you underestimate them at your peril.
Spector most recently headed up Junction Point, which sadly closed its doors for good earlier this year. Since then he's been staying at home waiting to get bored - after all he has been working for 30 years.
I didn't want to go out and look for anything, but I spread the word that I'd talk to anybody who wanted to talk to me - from startup to multinational corporation. I'd listen and if the perfect thing showed up, I'd do it.
It seems that perfect opportunity hasn't come up just yet, but we could see Spector make a return pretty soon as he confirmed he is in talks with several parties:
I'm talking to some people and seeing how perfect the opportunities are. You may see me coming back soon. Or you may not. I’m playing it by ear.
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