Warren Spector: Ultra Violence Has to Stop

Speaking at length with GamesIndustry International, Junction Point founder and Epic Mickey creator warren Spector thought the ultra violent themes on display during E3 were disturbing and said that these trends towards ultra violence need to stop.

While Spector admitted that he spent most of the show locked in a room demoing his latest game, Epic Mickey 2, he did notice some overall trends that he was uncomfortable with:

"This is the year where there were two things that stood out for me," began Spector. "One was: The ultra violence has to stop. We have to stop loving it. I just don't believe in the effects argument at all, but I do believe that we are fetishizing violence, and now in some cases actually combining it with an adolescent approach to sexuality. I just think it's in bad taste. Ultimately I think it will cause us trouble."

When asked what he thought of the Hitman Absolution trailer, Spector detailed why he left Eidos back in 2004:

"I left Eidos in 2004 because I looked around at E3 and saw the new Hitman game where you get to kill with a meat hook, and 25 to Life, the game about kids killing cops, and Crash & Burn the racing game where the idea is to create the fieriest, most amazing explosions, not to win the race… I looked around my own booth and realized I just had one of those 'which thing is not like the other' moments. I thought it was bad then, and now I think it's just beyond bad."

He goes on to say that the industry has gone too far when it comes to violence and that it is time to put a stop to it. You can read the rest of the interview here.

Source: GamesIndustry International

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