Seminal game designer, Warren Spector, has urged modern developers to spend less time on improving graphics and fightingand more time on interactive storytelling and non-combat A.I.
In a recent interview with Develop, the illustrious Deus Ex creator said:”I’m disappointed by the fact that we still focus solely on combat mechanics and rendering techniques, at the expense of other things we could be devoting energy and effort to.
“We could be focusing on non-combat AI and making conversation as compelling as fighting for a change. Wouldn’t that be great? We could be focusing on making storytelling truly interactive.
“We just focus on prettier pictures and flashier graphics attached to more impressive combat scenarios, and honestly, that just bores me.”
So then, should narrative take precedence over visual splendor? Let us know what you think below…