SmackDown! confidential - part 2

The Yuke's team gets frank about their plans for bringing wrestling into the next generation of gaming

Given that the second game in each generation was the one where you really knew what you were doing, does that mean we're not going to see the next-gen consoles being used fully until SmackDown! 2008?

HF: No. For the PSone to PS2 transition, the team was so challenged by the technical issues of getting the basic game running on the PS2 that that's almost all they were able to do with that hardware transition. So this time, with that experience, realizing that making that hardware transition alone is a whole lot of work... we want to make the game progress as well. So we're doing preparation a lot earlier for the next-generation transition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
We recommend