Utter Bollards! For the last two years, Mr WS has been telling interviews about DX2 and how revolutionary it was, how it would change the face of gaming and that people will still be finding new ways round levels in 10 years time!
Yeah, well now WS is head of ISA. Having been in and now own a company with about 20 or so people with multiple projects happening, I know that WS is the company "mouth" now (or beaurocrat, you pick derogatory monicker). The rest of the company are the brains and hands now. Its his job to talk about DX2, pump it up in the public eye, whether he really knows whats going on with the project or not.
Who knows, he could have really believed what he was saying. Heck what the team showed him, and depending on the time he actually had to play it, it might've been everything he touted. I'm sure a good chunk of you can relate to being on a fabulous project and watch the ground slip out from underneath it in its last days due to "compromises" that are "necessary" for its continued success (bad sentence... bah, I don't care anymore).
I guess what I'm really trying to say is, give the guy a break. Everyone's entitled to a fuck-up or two, thats just life. And as far as I can tell, this is only fuck-up #1 for Warren, he's worth at least one more.
It'll be interesting to read the post-mortem on GamaSutra.