Will Wright, the creator of The Sims and numerous other popular games, has confirmed that Spore will be coming to handhelds like the PSP and Nintendo DS. Ever since winning the game of the show award at E3, Spore has been one of the most anticipated titles for PC. A few weeks ago, we reported that EA was looking for designers the handheld version of Spore. EA made no no comment about this but Will Wright confirmed it at a GDC conference on Wednesday.
Personally, I’m really excited about this game. The entire world of Spore is procedurally generated, meaning that everything is created on the fly. This creates an open ended world that you can shape as you see fit. When I say everything, I don’t mean only the physical objects in the world, but also the characters movements and actions; every single verb (yes, every single one including mating) in the game is procedurally generated. You can watch Will Wright’s GDC presentation to get an idea of how groundbreaking this game really is.