Now heading Stupid Fun Club, Will Wright has officially left the publishing giant EA but still plans to stay onboard creatively as a consultant.
The Sims/Spore creator says he'll be spending "a certain amount of time every month" with the Spore team, helping develop and steer future expansions and possible sequels.
"I don't think it was widely reported," says Will Wright, speaking with , "but alongside this whole thing, I also entered into a consulting agreement with EA."
Stupid Fun Club is no mere development studio, but a crazy place to dream of new IP and presumably other bizarre things. EA has already partnered up with Wright's new venture.
"I'm spending a certain amount of time every month actually working with the Spore team on future versions of Spore and expansions. So I will be involved with EA on developing the Spore franchise as well."
The veteran dev believes that the EA team for Spore is now at "maximum learning where the fans are going to be steering the franchise as much as we will – they have their hands on the steering wheel too."
"We're listening to criticisms of parts of the game, we're looking at parts that were unexpected successes and we're going to go in other directions with Spore."
"I think part of it is stuff we wish we had done, but it's more what we see the fans wanting us to do. We're going to probably add more depth to different areas of the game," adds Wright, pointing to the upcoming Galactic Adventures expansion.
An Xbox 360 or PS3 version of Spore seems unlikely, though there's been "a lot of talk about it internally," it seems EA would prefer to explore other platforms.