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."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    October 26, 2007 10:38 AM

    "PC Will Never Die"

    Long live the (largely) crappy games.

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      October 26, 2007 10:43 AM

      All my favourite games are either PC exclusives or better on the PC.

      But I play weird games like Galactic Civilizations and Team Fortress :(

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      October 26, 2007 10:45 AM

      that's sorta unfair... games, in general, are just largely crappy. It's not just a PC problem.

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        October 26, 2007 10:59 AM

        Yep. Go look on the shelf for all platforms and the vast majority of games are crapware.

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          October 26, 2007 11:47 AM


          Wii games are mostly crap because few games are out yet due to most developers not being convinced initially that the Wii was worth anything

          PS3 games are mostly crap because there's not many of them and fewer still good ones.

          Xbox 360 games are mostly crap because while there are many good games there's many more bad games.

          Same for the PC, which has the much lower barrier to entry and actually shares a number of good games with the 360 (yeah, no Halo 3)

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            October 26, 2007 4:35 PM

            yah, i've been thinking about this one: Halo 3, why the fuck is it not on windows? Just because microsoft think they can make more money by forcing people to buy a 360 to play it. Just hope their stupid ass "games for windows" program and live integration die in ass cause in he (admittedly unlikely) event that they pull it off the pc will become a third class citizen for tier one titles.

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      October 26, 2007 10:45 AM


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      October 26, 2007 10:51 AM

      uhh, you know this site started as a PC game site right

      jus' sayin'

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        October 26, 2007 12:06 PM

        It still is a PC game site. They just extended a little more coverage to please the 'little people'.

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          October 26, 2007 1:07 PM

          Sorry, but this is not true. We're a multiplatform site. I think that we generally do better PC coverage than another multiplatform site of our size, due to our history and connections, and I don't want that to change, however.

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      October 26, 2007 12:31 PM

      WTF? This is one of the, if not THE best years for PC gaming.

      The Orange Box,
      Gears of War,
      WoW BC,

      And it just goes on and on... PCs dont get outdated, they get upgraded.

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