The Creative Director behind the upcoming sequel Crackdown 2, Billy Thompson, has said modern games are just too easy to complete.
In an interview with Develop he spoke out about games being dumbed down for an impatient public:
“I have to say I do worry that we’re starting to make games that are potentially too easy to complete.
I still look fondly back on the days of the early Spectrum games that were sometimes insanely difficult to complete.
I know we can never make games that have that level of difficulty anymore.
We’re aiming at such a wide audience that it would be commercial suicide, but it doesn’t stop me longing for the truly selfish opportunity to make a game that would be genuinely challenging to the people who made it.”