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Will Wright Dipping Into Augmented Reality?

by Matthew Kato on Mar 07, 2011 at 03:34 AM

Sims creator Will Wright might have pulled back from big triple-A projects like Spore, but that doesn't mean that the gaming genius isn't still churning out the ideas.

Saying that he's not working on big-boxed titles at the moment, Wright offered up other avenues for his new projects. "For the most part, the stuff we're working on is not shrink-wrapped, AAA, Xbox-only. It's stuff that's a little more diffuse, mobile, web. I'm really interested right now in games that get people more engaged in the world around them rather than distract them from it. Using the world as a human platform rather than an Xbox. Kind of AR stuff."

Wright has been involved in his Stupid Fun Club for a few years now, and it's been pushing out Wright-ian ideas in all sorts of directions including robotics. Thus it's not surprising that something like AR should pique his interest. We wonder what he things of devices like the Nintendo 3DS and Sony NGP?