Spore heads to DS

Originally listed as being a ‘PC-only title’, Spore is to be released on another platform, the Nintendo DS.

Known for its innovation in the use of procedural generation for many of the components of the game, providing vast scope and open-endedness, No release dates or other details were given outside of the confirmation of the upcoming games.

In the past, Spore creator and Maxis chief designer Will Wright had expressed interest in bringing Spore to the DS and other platforms.

“We have shifted and acquired resources and are attacking these successful platforms,” said EA CFO Warren Jenson, referring to Nintendo’s platforms.

During a Q&A session during the conference call, one analyst asked EA chairman and CEO Larry Probst if he is concerned if the strong-selling Wii turns out to be just a “fad.”

Probst answered, “With regards to the Wii platform, at least initially, it seems like it’s expanding the overall market and expanding the demographic of users and people that purchase software, so we think that’s a good thing. We’ll have to see if that’s sustainable over time, but certainly [Nintendo’s] got off to a very encouraging start.”

Source: Next-Gen

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