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BioWare: 'Too many games released today'

"It makes it very hard as a player to keep up," says studio co-founder

BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka offered an interesting - and light hearted - answer when asked what disappoints him about the games industry today.


"There's too many games released," he told Develop. "It's interesting, because it's very, very busy, it makes it very hard as a player to keep up. The releases clump up - even though that is changing a little bit.

"For us, we have to play our games, play competitor's games, play other relevant games, and play the handful of games we just really want to play more of and finish," he added. "I try and play two-or three hours a night, but that's hard and it's not enough."

We know what he means, especially this time of year when the releases start to stack up. What's sitting on your pile to get through over Christmas?

Muzyka also revealed that his favourite ever game is "probably" the original System Shock. "It was awesome. I think I finished that game four times in ten years. I loved the way it was the first true 3D adventure.

"The shooter mechanic in 3D meant it was very hard to control in a way, but the richness of the world was amazing. Our IT guys hate us for it, but we use a fan website with patches to make sure System Shock will work on our current gen laptops."

Fellow BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk's top game is the lesser-known Wasteland, which he describes as "a precursor to the Fallout stuff" and one of the first open-world RPGs. "I think it was the game that opened my eyes to what you would eventually be able to do. It let me see the possibilities," he told the site.

BioWare has been dropping plenty of cryptic clues the past few weeks about a new game set to be revealed next month.

[ SOURCE: Develop ]