Otherside Entertainment announces that famed designer Warren Spector will soon
be joining their company, saying that: "Efforts on System Shock 3
accelerate this year under Warren’s direction, while OtherSide continues working
on Underworld Ascendant
, the successor to the Ultima Underworld
series." This reunites Warren with Paul Neurath, as both were part of the glory
days of Looking Glass Studios. "I’m delighted to have Warren stepping up into a
director role at OtherSide and helping lead the charge with our innovative
approach to gaming," says Paul. "I can think of no one better suited to take on
this creative challenge. Warren has changed the industry before and will do so
again." Word is he will break on through to the other side following the
conclusion of his current teaching duties:
OtherSide Entertainment is
thrilled to announce that Warren Spector, one of the leading creative minds in
the game industry, will soon be joining the company.
Warren has been a producer, designer, and director behind some of the industry’s
most beloved games, including System Shock, Deus Ex, and the Ultima series. He
led Junction Point Studios in creating the best-selling Disney Epic Mickey and
recently oversaw the Denuis-Sam Gaming Academy post-baccalaureate program at UT
Warren has acted as a Creative Advisor to OtherSide since the studio’s
inception. Following the end of this semester’s classes at UT Austin, he will
transition into a full-time position as one of OtherSide’s Studio Directors.
Warren will continue to help in a creative capacity on Underworld Ascendant and,
later this year, ramp up and lead the team developing System Shock 3.
Warren has a long history working with members of the OtherSide team, having
collaborated with founder Paul Neurath on the original Ultima Underworld games,
Thief: The Dark Project, and System Shock.