Gearbox Software Q&A
Joe "OuTkAsT-1" Topolnisky
HomeLAN sat down with Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford for a quick chat regarding future games, their partnership with Valve and more. Here's a clipping:
HomeLAN - How do you feel about the reaction that 007: Nightfire has received so far and what can you tell us about plans for a patch for the game?
Randy Pitchford - The reaction so far has been just about exactly what we expected. EA is quite experienced at marketing entertainment software and they are also very used to targeting the casual gamer. Through the course of the project, EA worked out what game they wanted to make and Gearbox capably built their game on time and on budget so that it could be successfully launched along side the most recent Bond film.
I, personally, wished I had more to do with the Bond game than I did. Ive long wanted a Bond shooter on the PC and I wouldve loved to have had direct involvement in the design and creation of the game. As it is, however, I feel that the team at Gearbox who built it triumphed. It was a difficult job and one that as the design matured at EA, everyone involved here knew wasnt designed with the same kinds of principals were used to. So, I applaud the Bond team at Gearbox for their ability to get the job done to specification and I applaud the folks at EA for their success in the launch. A friend of mine from a different publisher once said to me,Anyone whos launched a game on four platforms worldwide simultaneously with a film knows how difficult it is. BTW If youre thinking about trying Nightfire, there are some great deals to be had right now
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