At his Vision Track lecture on the final day of Game Developers Conference, Maxis founder and Sim City
creator Will Wright revealed a brand-new, previously unannounced title named Spore
, one that has immediately become the talk of the show.
is a sprawling multi-genre title which follows life from its smallest single-cell origins all the way to planet-spanning conquerors, and the gameplay spans all the way from Cubivore
-style animal consumption, through real-time strategy in the controlling of tribes, all the way up to a Civilization
-reminiscent planetary (and eventually interplanetary) expansion phase.
A release date, platform, and publisher is currently unspecified for the game, but Wright indicated that he will deliver more details at E3, and Gamasutra will have an in-depth analysis of his presentation in the near future.