Wright: Spore Confirmed for Wii, Wii Only True "Next Gen" Console, PC Will Never Die

A Wii edition of Maxis' heralded evolution simulator Spore has been confirmed by designer Will Wright, who is responsible for both Spore and the massively successful Sims series.

"We're doing Spore on the Wii," Wright mentioned offhandedly in a talk with Guardian Unlimited. A Wii version has long been speculated since Wright declared last year that Spore would arrive "on all platforms," though it was never specifically confirmed until now.

Earlier this week, the renowned designer claimed that the PC version of Spore was "roughly" six months away. A Nintendo DS edition is said to be in development, with a PSP iteration rumored as well, though no information has surfaced on either project in some time.

Wright also noted his belief that the Wii is the only true "next generation" console on the market. "The PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement," he said. "But the Wii feels like a major jump--not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic."

"In some sense I see the Wii as the most significant thing that's happened, at least on the console side, in quite a while," he continued.

As for the PC market, Wright expressed his continued optimism for the platform. "Every generation it's like 'the PC's dead! The PC's dead!'," he said. But it carries on growing when consoles are flat for five years. At the moment I can get better graphics on my PC than I can on the PS3."