Désilets: "Deep Down, Nobody Cares About Not Having CDs"
See, it's always a mistake to tell people what they're thinking.
We know the future is digital and even though many aren't too enthusiastic about it, Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets says that "deep down," nobody cares about physical media disappearing.
...oh yeah? Gee, I didn't know that. Thanks for telling me how I feel; I wasn't aware.
In speaking during a Gamelab conference in Barcelona, as attended by GamesIndustry International, Désilets addressed the ongoing digital revolution by saying:
"Yeah, games come on disc... But, deep down, nobody cares about not having CDs any more. The future is digital, and there's nothing you can do about it."
He added that games need to push forward and try some newer themes, because he's a little tired of "space marines and shooters." Therefore, titles "with a cultural point of view" should be produced, so as to give the gamer a bit more in the way of variety and intrigue. Said Désilets:
"Make games with a cultural point of view. We did a game, somehow, about the Muslim faith. We did a game about the Italian renaissance. [Ubisoft] did a game about the American Revolution. Having a cultural point of view will become more and more important. There is something about where I come from in the game I was making [1666: Amsterdam]. I think that will change the entire industry."
Maybe. But it really bothers me when so-called experts claim to know what everyone "actually" thinks. That translates to companies ramming things down our throats because they're convinced something is true...that really isn't. The entire world isn't electronc-crazy (yet).
6/27/2013 11:40:50 AM Ben Dutka