Spector: 'Carmack should stop rendering, start making believable characters'

Games focus too heavily on violence, says Epic Mickey director

Epic Mickey director Warren Spector has again spoke out in opposition of video games' focus on violence.


"I've been actively trying to shame some of my fellow developers, specifically John Carmack and Tim Sweeney," Spector told Eurogamer, naming two of the most respected developers in the business.

"Can you imagine what games would look like if those two guys spent as much time working on non-combat AI as they do on rendering? Can you imagine what games we would have if John Carmack decided he wanted to create a believable character as opposed to a believable gun?"

Spector added, "Those guys are way smarter than I am. I don't know how to solve the problem, but they could figure it out."

Mirroring his previous statements on the topic of video game violence, Spector later went on to say, "We focus a little bit too much on violence, but we all know how to do it. It's easy. And a lot of players seem to like it. It isn't all we can do and it certainly isn't all we should do."