Warren Spector Slams Wolfenstein: The New Order, Apologizes Soon After

Clarifies he meant no disrespect to MachineGames.

Posted By | On 08th, May. 2013

Warren Spector Slams Wolfenstein: The New Order, Apologizes Soon After

Yesterday, Deus Ex and Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector posted his views on the recent reveal of Wolfenstein: The New Order – and they weren’t very the cheeriest.

“Did the world really need another Wolfenstein game? Did we need a generically dark, monochromatic, FPS, kill-the-Nazi-giant-robot game? Uh. No. The world did not. I am so tired of stuff like this…Oh, and could we all just agree we’ll never use the generic gravelly-whisper trailer voice guy ever again?

“And one more thing: Please stop using Jimi Hendrix to promote your adolescent male power fantasies.”

warren spector

Spector later took to posting again, apologizing for…well, just about everything. Because hell hath no fury like scorned fans.

Most especially, he apologized to the team at MachineGames. “I wasn’t trying to diss you or your game. I have total respect for anyone making a game. I know how hard it is…

“And to everyone who pointed out that I didn’t know enough about the game to judge, well, you were right. Consider this my mea culpa. I hope I can buy you guys a coffee or something at some show to make up for all this rigmarole.”

On one hand, not enough of the game has been shown to pass judgment. On the other, considering Spector’s status – and the fact that there ARE too many games like the ones he’s described, even if that doesn’t fully define The New Order – there is some merit to his views. But that’s just us. What do you think?


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Horizon Forbidden West vs Horizon Zero Dawn – 15 Biggest Differences You Need To Know

Horizon Forbidden West vs Horizon Zero Dawn – 15 Biggest Differences You Need To Know

Here are some of the biggest ways Horizon Forbidden West is improving upon its predecessor.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Will Receive Post-Launch Support for at Least 5 Years

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Will Receive Post-Launch Support for at Least 5 Years

Dying Light 2 developer Techland has confirmed on Twitter that the game will be receiving post-launch DLC supp...

God of War Creative Director Says Sony Reached a “Tipping Point” with Suggestions for a PC Port

God of War Creative Director Says Sony Reached a “Tipping Point” with Suggestions for a PC Port

In a recent interview, God of War director Cory Barlog talked about what went down behind-the-scenes regarding...

BioShock Creator’s Next Game Will be Announced Closer to Launch

BioShock Creator’s Next Game Will be Announced Closer to Launch

Ken Levine, the creator of Bioshock and the president and creative director of Ghost Story Games, recently tal...

SNK and Capcom Teaming up Once Again to Bring Back a Classic Crossover Card Game, Available Now

SNK and Capcom Teaming up Once Again to Bring Back a Classic Crossover Card Game, Available Now

The 1999 NeoGeo Pocket Color crossover card fighting game called SNK VS. Capcom: Card FIghters Clash is availa...

Final Fantasy 14 is Receiving Server Expansions; Digital Sales Resuming January 25

Final Fantasy 14 is Receiving Server Expansions; Digital Sales Resuming January 25

Naoki Yoshida, the director and producer of Final Fantasy 14, shares plans of opening up a new Oceania server,...