Will Wright News


Will Wright Brings THRED-ed Storytelling to Mobile Devices

By Steven Wong, May 07, 2015 10:30am PDT

We speak to Will Wright, who introduces us to THRED, a new social networking app that allows users to take images from various sources to create stories. Using the app, people can share their experiences in an easy to read way right from their phones. Get to know how Wr...


Will Wright's Syntertainment raises $5 million

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2013 1:15pm PDT

Will Wright is moving forward with Syntertainment, already raising $5 million for his new startup company.


Will Wright's next game to be 'based in reality'

By John Keefer, May 08, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Game designer Will Wright is full of ideas, but when he boils it all down, he wants his next game to focus on three key elements: creativity, reality and community.


"Yea, the general consensus is that these same aspects suuucked in GTA IV. Also, i didn't ..."

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Consoles' market impact shrinking, says Will Wright

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Will Wright talks about the future of the video game market, and how the increased exposure of social and mobile games will make the dedicated console market less of a driving force in the industry.


"Your phones will wirelessly transfer (with minimal lag) to the nearest larger screen of your ..."

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Will Wright details next venture: HiveMind

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2011 10:30am PST

Will Wright has announced his next game, HiveMind. The application focuses on data collection and then tailoring an experience around the player's interests.


"spot on dude.. that is rightly put.. Will W had nothing to do with the final product that EA ..."

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The Sims Creator Will Wright Working on TV Show

By Brian Leahy, Mar 31, 2010 4:20pm PDT

IGN has details on Will Wright's next project. The creator of SimCity, The Sims, and Spore will be working on a television show, currently titled...


"Get the money and meet me at the bus station. I'm hanging up now."

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Mr. T and Will Wright Join Forces to Bust Nazis

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 27, 2009 8:36am PDT

In an announcement we can scarcely comprehend, ZootFly has obtained the license to the Mr. T graphic novel series for a series of video games based...


"snakes was better on the tv version. "i've had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this ..."

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Sims Creator Will Wright Leaves Electronic Arts, Pursues 'Stupid Fun'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 08, 2009 11:09am PDT

Beloved game creator and Maxis co-founder Will Wright (The Sims, SimCity, Spore) today revealed that he is leaving Electronic Arts and Maxis to...


"Games are more difficult to develop now so there's 10x as much crap detracting you from focusing ..."

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Will Wright: E3 is a Zombie

By Blake Ellison, Aug 28, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Will Wright, the Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame designer responsible for Spore and The Sims, dubbed the E3 trade show "the walking dead."...


"Fuck yeah Games Convention. The Show floor is bigger, more people than TGS .. I certainly ..."

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Spore DS Titled; Features Online Creature Trading

By Nick Breckon, Feb 12, 2008 2:17pm PST

Maxis has dropped some new information on the ancillary versions of its upcoming PC title Spore, with details of the Nintendo DS, Wii, and mobile...


"That's totally not true. Both the Wii and DS are leaders in innovation and are anything but ..."

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Spore Arrives on PC, Nintendo DS September 7

By Chris Faylor, Feb 12, 2008 10:12am PST

Ending years of speculation, EA Maxis has announced that its long, long, long-awaited evolution simulator Spore will hit PC, Nintendo DS, and Mac...


"Uh, sorry but I don't understand when people post that the game is just now "becoming too ..."

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ShackCast 29: Maarten Goldstein

By Nick Breckon, Feb 01, 2008 11:14am PST

No More Heroes is reviewed, Electronic Arts news is dissected, and Maarten Goldstein is featured.


"Wow, I hated Romney just because I found him to be a slimey purely political beast before...but ..."

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A Note on Electronic Arts

By Chris Remo, Jan 31, 2008 4:12pm PST

Over the past year or so, I have been fairly impressed with Electronic Arts. That's not to say I reserve full-on gamer excitement for EA in the...


"Since Riccitiello came on board, things have been looking up. He is well aware of EA's past ..."

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Spore Coming "Before Holidays"; EA Still Confident

By Chris Remo and Nick Breckon, Jan 31, 2008 2:55pm PST

Despite its ongoing delays, Electronic Arts brass is still confident in Will Wright's ambitious evolution simulator Spore. Despite a recent...


"I've inspected the product and it exceeds our projected expectation index."

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Spore Delay to Fall/Winter 2008 Likely, Says Analyst

By Nick Breckon, Jan 29, 2008 11:48am PST

Janco analyst Mike Hickey has some bad news for those anticipating Will Wright's next ambitious title. "We now expect [Spore in the second half...


"Conference call will include forward-looking expectations and any information relevant to that. ..."

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