Talking with GamesIndustryBiz the famous Epic Mickey creator, Warren Spector shared his concerns about violence in videogames. Spector believes we have “gone too far,” and says “the ultraviolence has to stop.”
Spector was noting the recent E3 exhibition where he says the ‘serious violent’ theme was ripe.
“This is the year where there were two things that stood out for me.
“One was: The ultraviolence has to stop. We have to stop loving it,” he told GIBiz.
Spector believes we are “fetishizing violence,” and in some cases now even combining violence with an “adolescent approach to sexuality,” which he says is in bad taste and could lead to trouble.
“We’ve gone too far,” states Spector.
“The slow-motion blood spurts, the impalement by deadly assassins, the knives, shoulders, elbows to the throat.
“I think we’re just appealing to an adolescent mindset and calling it mature. It’s time to stop. I’m just glad I work for a company like Disney, where not only is that not something that’s encouraged, you can’t even do it, and I’m fine with it.”