Many video game companies want to strive to create games that will resonate with audiences and entertain the masses. French developing company Ubisoft would like to take this goal a step further, however, by striving to create games that will actively enrich people’s lives. Ubisoft is the company behind games like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and the upcoming Watch Dogs. Senior Producer Hugues Ricour commented on this goal.
It’s not just making games for the sake of making games. There’s definitely a conscious mandate to make sure we make fun experiences that focus on gameplay, that we enrich people’s lives, and that we connect them together. We have to innovate. It’s a question of survival. We have to feel fresh and different every year. – Hugues Ricour
Do you agree with his statement? Are games really about enriching people’s lives? And if they are, how do you measure life enrichment? I can see where he’s coming from, I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for games like The Legend of Zelda, Team Fortress 2, and BioShock. What about you? Does gaming enrich your life? Is this a goal that all developers should try and meet? Let us know what we think in the comments!
Source: Go Nintendo