Warren Spector, de man die sinds het vertrek van John Romero de touwtjes in handen heeft bij Ion Storm, is momenteel druk bezig met zowel Thief 3 als Deus Ex 2.

Spector, die zijn gamescarriere begon bij Origin (Wing Commander / Privateer) heeft enkele van de meest gewaardeerde games op zijn naam staan (waaronder Deus Ex) en lijkt dat nog wel even te blijven doen, met de aangekondigde games.

RPGvault had een interview met Warren over de nabije toekomst van games en wat we mogen verwachten van online gaming. Daarnaast wordt er natuurlijk even gesproken over de komst van nieuwe consoles.Warren Spector: Well, the platform wars are certainly going to be interesting over the next couple of years - scary, but interesting. PC versus PS2 versus Xbox versus GameCube, all with remarkable horsepower? Wow!

I'm jazzed that the academic community and the mainstream press seem to be taking more notice of games and gamers. That tells me we're knocking on the door of genuine mass market acceptability (which, it must be said, has its downside, too...)

Rising costs and more conservative publishers certainly make me wary! I don't want to draw too much of a cause and effect relationship here but it's amazing to me how uninteresting most games seem to be right now. There hasn't been anything I felt I had to play in I don't know how long (well, other than the stuff on my Gameboy Advance...). I'm sick to death of beautiful but empty games and games chock full of rehashed gameplay. Do we really need another sword-swinging, guns-blazing, chasm-leaping, box-pushing graphics fest? I sure don't... Helaas gaat het interview verder niet in op Deus Ex 2 of de vorderingen aan de nieuwe Thief game.