Will Wright Reveals New “Personal Gaming Venture”
Of all the creative minds in the world of gaming, Will Wright has to rank pretty highly. At the very least, he attempts to bring something innovative to each game his name is attached to. His latest creation promises to be that, as he’s teamed up with California social gaming startup Hivemind to create a game called, well, Hivemind.
The concept behind the game is that it will be a “personal” experience, created by the game’s capacity to learn and adapt based upon your routines. According to Wright, “If we can learn enough about the player, we can create games about their real life.” You’re starting to creep my out, Will.
The whole adaptive game based upon personal routines sounds interesting, but I fear it’ll be a really boring version of The Sims. At least in that I’m controlling a person who can be an astronaut. I’m never going to be an astronaut. I don’t like roller coasters, how am I supposed to go to space? Also my routine consists of waking up and writing about video games, so if I play a game about writing about video games I’m just making more work for me.