Warren Spector's post-Mickey plans

Warren Spector's post-Mickey plans
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

November 6th 2009 at 4:47PM

The renowned developer details his future plans

In an in-depth interview with Develop, Epic Mickey developer Warren Spector has hinted at what he has planned for his next project with Disney Interactive.

Speaking about the early history of Epic Mickey Spector revealed: "I was out shopping a bunch of game proposals around with my agent, Seamus Blackley. There was an epic fantasy game I’ve wanted to do for quite a while, and I also had more stories I wanted to tell in the Deus Ex universe – and even though I didn’t own that universe any more, I figured that there was a way to spin it into a new world that was Deus Ex-like, frankly."

After pitching some ideas to Disney, Spector took on board the Epic Mickey project, and subsequently put his other concepts on hold. However, it has now emerged that he plans to stay with Disney for the return to his unnamed fantasy title.

"Disney does now own that near-future sci-fi game I was talking about and the epic fantasy I mentioned," Spector told Develop. "So who knows – I certainly have ideas of how they would work in a Disney context. We definitely want to be creating new things for the Disney business and offering them up to see how we can attract more people into the medium."

In the same interview, which you can read here, Spector also confirmed that with some long-time collaborators with whom he was sporadically working on Epic Mickey in what he describes as an "on again/off again romance", he also leant his hand to a handful of other companies.

"We did some concept work with Valve, and I worked with John Woo on a ninja game and movie," stated the designer.