November 22, 2017
Archives  News  Will Wright Discusses Spore DRM, 'Online Monetization'  


Monday, October 20, 2008
 
Will Wright Discusses Spore DRM, 'Online Monetization'
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Kotaku has published comments from game developer Will Wright about Spore, his latest god-sim. Wright offered his reaction to the controversy surrounding EA's choice of DRM scheme for the game, and commented on the shift from physical products to online content.

"It was something I probably should have tuned into more. It was a corporate decision to go with DRM on Spore. They had a plan and the parameters, but now were allowing more authentications and working with players to de-authenticate which makes it more in line like an iTunes. I think one of the most valid concerns about it was you could only install it so many times. For most players its not an issue, its a pretty small percentage, but some people do like wiping their hard disk and installing it 20 times or they want to play it 10 years later."

"I think its an interim solution to an interim problem. You have games like Battlefield Heroes coming out where the idea is you give away the game and sell upgrades, which works more in the Asian markets where you need to monetize it over the Internet. I think were in this uncomfortable spot in going from whats primarily a brick and mortar shrink-wrapped product to what eventually will become more of an online monetization model."
Visit the page linked below to read more.

Kotaku: Will Wright On Spore DRM
Electronic Arts
Spore
Buy Spore


Other Mac Games News for Monday, October 20, 2008

CCP Games Ready To Weather Global Financial Woes6:00 AM
FlatOut 2 Reviewed6:00 AM
Peggle Nights Coming To Macs6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Reasons For Trilogy, Single Player Tidbits6:00 AM
• Will Wright Discusses Spore DRM, 'Online Monetization'6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, October 20, 2008 on one page

Mac Games News for Friday, October 17, 2008

Call of Duty 4 Patch 1.7 Released6:00 AM
EVE Online: Quantum Rise Announced6:00 AM
Spore Reviewed6:00 AM
Spore: Sporecast Creation Tutorial Video6:00 AM
Vendetta Online Adds Player Contribution Corps6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, October 17, 2008 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Will Wright Discusses Spore DRM, 'Online Monetization'