Feb 23, 2009

An Interview with Ellen Beeman, Microsoft Game Studios

Ellen Beeman was my first interview at the VFS Game Design Expo and it was a real pleasure to speak to such an affable veteran of the industry. She is currently the lead producer in MGS' First Party Experiences Group and she comes loaded with years of experience developing for various platforms. She's even been heavily involved in one of my favourite franchises of all time, Wing Commander.

On this day, I managed to keep my nerd nostalgia in check and stick to questions pertaining to her Game Design Expo presentation, "Designing for Consoles". We talk a bit about bridging the gulf between PC and console gaming, as well as what will happen to well-written stories once all the online frag fests and MMOs have taken over the world.

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