Recently EA revealed to fansites that a first expansion for The Sims Medieval is in the making: "The Sims Medieval: Dark Nights." To accompany the announcement, several sites were invited to have a joint interview Will Wright. We'll be posting the full interview soon, once we get the announcement. For now we are already allowed to post a few snippets of the interview:
Your latest project is Bar Karma. Have you ever experienced some bad karma in a bar?
*laughs* Well I don't really visit bars that often. But I did to go a bar once, where they had this specific kind of beer. Now I'm not a beer person myself, but a friend told me that I had to try it. So I ordered one and went back to my friends. But before I made it to the table, someone bumps into me and... well let's just say that that was the first beer shower I ever had. But I'm not sure if that's a case of bad karma, or just clumsiness of that other person.
Have you ever considered a position as mayor, given the experience you have with that area, because of the SimCity games?
Well that's a good question. No I've never really aspired to be a mayor of a city. I guess my passion lies more with designing games that involve mayors, rather than actually being one.
If you were a Sim, wouldn’t you hate it that you had to take a shower so often to get your hygiene motive green?
*laughs* I think you have a point there. Sims do get to take a shower a lot don't they? I think that was one of the hard points in developing the game. We really needed to find a balance between annoying and fun in the motives.
[Update] As you may have guessed, this was an April Fool's joke. There is no interview with Will Wright: all of the above was made up. Did you fall for it?
Written at 11:35 on Friday, 1 April 2011 by ChEeTaH