Spore coming to the Wii

Written by Joe Martin

October 29, 2007 | 09:42

Tags: #sim #spore #wii #wright

Spore could, along with Crysis, be just about the last game that any of us will ever need. We'll have Crysis for satisfying our "OMGJAWESOME!!BOOTIFUL!!11" needs and Spore for our creative, sandbox-urges.

Spore is the latest game to be coming from Will Wright, creator of the Sim franchise which includes The Sims and SimCity. The game is the ultimate extension of the simulation idea, giving players a chance to control an entire race of beings from conception to extinction. The game will start off players managing the single-cell organism and adding new abilities via evolution, the game will then continue to zoom out it's perspective until the player is managing the entire species and it's home planet.

In a recent interview with Guardian Unlimited Wright confirmed that the game will definitely be coming to the Nintendo Wii as well as the PC. Fans had previously worried that the Wii may not have the power needed to run such a complex game.

"We're doing Spore on the Wii, and we did MySims. It takes significant re-thinking to work out how you're going to do it. PS3 and Xbox 360 are similar enough that you can basically use the same system for both."

Speaking further about the platform, Wright said that he thought the Wii was the only next-gen platform available at the moment.

"The only next gen system I've seen is the Wii – the PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement but the Wii feels like a major jump – not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic."

So, there you go - motion sensitive evolutionary gaming is on the way. What do you reckon to Wright and his favourite console though? Let us know in the forums.
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