'Sims' Creator's 'Spore' Delayed

Delays of hyped 'god game' due to 'extensive' playability testing
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2007 4:01 PM CDT
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(Newser) – "Spore", the much awaited 'life-simulation'/'god game' from SimCity and The Sims creator Will Wright, will finally be released in Spring 2008, GameSpot reports. The game and its all-encompassing concept, wherein a player guides the development of life from multicellular organisms to space-faring civilizations, was first announced two years ago, but its development has been repeatedly delayed.

Wright explains that the delays are due to "extensive" playability testing, in order to ensure that despite its massive scope, "Spore" would be as accessible to casual enthusiasts as his previous games:  "I'd like the people who played The Sims to be able to play Spore," he said. "I don't want it to be just [for] hardcore gamers."