GDC: Spielberg Making Exclusive-to-Wii Game

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GDC: Spielberg Making Exclusive-to-Wii Game
Neil Young, EA's LA studio manager (not the aging hippy bard) has let it slip today that little-known movie director, Steven Spielberg, is working on an exclusive-to-Wii title for the publisher.

Young said, "I can't really share any game details, but recall our original announcements was for three projects. Well, two of those are underway right now in the studio. The first one, what I can tell you is what you'd expect, sort of, from a Steven Spielberg production. Steven's stories are intimate stories that take place around huge, world-changing events... sort of, big stories shown through the eyes of a small group. Doug Church is producing it...

Young added, "The second project is something Lou Castle is producing, one of the great producers in this industry, and that's one of the products we're building for the Wii. Very exciting and interesting... Steven's in the studio once a week, usually from one to four hours, stops by 8:30 and leaves midday and spends a good amount of time with us. It's a very close, collaborative relationship... it's wonderful... he's a wonderful guy, incredibly creative... it's a learning experience working with Steven..."

More on this as we get it. What the Wii needs more than anything right now is an epic new adventure for Nintendo fans to start getting excited about. Perhaps this may be it?

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YenRug 8 Mar 2007 14:37
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Ermm, where does it say Steven Spielberg is working on a Wii game? It says the first project has Speilberg involved, then the second project of three is for the Wii; unless there's a quote you have failed to reproduce, then you've got two seperate projects that you seem to have mixed together.
Jay 8 Mar 2007 15:03
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And where's the mention of exclusivity?
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Ditto 8 Mar 2007 15:04
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YenRug wrote:
Ermm, where does it say Steven Spielberg is working on a Wii game? It says the first project has Speilberg involved, then the second project of three is for the Wii; unless there's a quote you have failed to reproduce, then you've got two seperate projects that you seem to have mixed together.


I thought the same thing. I guess it depends which way you read it...
tyrion 8 Mar 2007 15:06
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YenRug wrote:
Ermm, where does it say Steven Spielberg is working on a Wii game? It says the first project has Speilberg involved, then the second project of three is for the Wii; unless there's a quote you have failed to reproduce, then you've got two seperate projects that you seem to have mixed together.

It says "recall our original announcements was for three projects. Well, two of those are underway right now in the studio."

The original announcement is right here and says "Steven Spielberg is getting into bed with Electronic Arts. The director has signed a three game deal"

So two of the three games that Spielberg will work on are "underway right now" and "The second project is something Lou Castle is producing, one of the great producers in this industry, and that's one of the products we're building for the Wii."

I'd say that with some memory or searching ability, you could easily piece together that Mr Spielberg is working on a Wii game. If you honestly believe that EA has only three projects going on at the moment in total, then you need to think about the number of people they have in their development teams - 5,500.
OptimusP 8 Mar 2007 16:13
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Those poor 5500 people :(, i hope they all have Wii's to bring some shimmer of fun in their lives.
YenRug 8 Mar 2007 16:56
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tyrion wrote:
The original announcement is right here and says "Steven Spielberg is getting into bed with Electronic Arts. The director has signed a three game deal"


That's what was needed to make sense of the quotes used, without that there's no obvious link between the two projects. I was guessing there might be something like this, but your editorials are usually quite good at linking to previous related stories which left me a little confused.

If you honestly believe that EA has only three projects going on at the moment in total, then you need to think about the number of people they have in their development teams - 5,500.


That never crossed my mind in any way, at all. If anything, I would have just assumed the guy was talking about what they had on at the EA LA office, not EA as a whole.
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