Spider-Man director wants religion and other tough topics in games more often

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  1. Calliers

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    While some game developers claim to want to stay away from challenging topics, some want the industry to embrace them. Bryan Intihar, Spider-Man PS4‘s creative director, is one of those people in the latter category. On a recent podcast, he explained how video games shouldn’t be afraid to tackle subjects that make people uncomfortable and ones that the player might disagree with.

    When prompted by host and fellow Insomniac Ted Price on the most recent episode of the Game Maker’s Notebook podcast on what he would like to see change in the industry, Intihar said he wanted games to go after different subjects.

    “I want to see more games that are tackling topics that may cause people to disagree on certain things or that may ask questions that we need to start asking,” he said. “You go to social media every day and you see another story about something happening in the world. I hope we have more games that start to explore those types of topics.”
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    This is one of the things that makes the GTA series sooooooo much fun to play. :D
     
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    But you have to worry about "offending" someone or some group. Do it wrong and you're royally screwed. Most devs/publishers would rather take the easy route.
     

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