He praises Miyamoto for his ability to 'create from the inside out', tackling player controls and that "first five second player experience" in his creations. He always puts the player first.
For Peter Molyneux he admired his risk taking and the fact that he mirrors Wright's own obsession for "dealing with little worlds full of little people." And then there's Sid Meier.
“His games are just playable, they’re just like a comfortable chair you sit in,” commented Wright on the Civilization creator. Wright collaborated with Meier on SimGolf. Wright also had a lot of admiration for a lot of younger designers now taking the industry by storm with their own unique visions.
“He always takes the player first,” Wright said of Miyamoto . “Right off the bat he works with the controller, what does it feel like, how tactile and kinesthetic is what he’s working on. He works from the inside out: ‘what is the first five second player experience?’ So his games have this craftsmanship behind them that’s amazing and unique.”
"I think Peter Molyneux takes a lot of risks," Wright continued. Peter Molyneux founded Bullfrog Productions, Lionhead Studios and now runs 22Cans. "He's got this vicarious thing about dealing with little worlds full of little people which very much matches my sensibilities in a way."
"I've always enjoyed his games. His games are just playable, they're just like a comfortable chair you sit in. I grew up playing board games, and Sid did as well," he said. "Sid in some ways is recapitulating our youth, the kind of games we would play back then." Sid Meier's Firaxis recently brought back XCOM to huge acclaim.
Wright also admitted his "current guilty pleasure is World of Tanks," reports . He regards it as a "first-person shooter for old people," as when he plays other first-person shooters he gets his "butt kicked by these 14-year-old kids."