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Will Wright wants to 'build a game about the player'

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Will Wright wants to "build a game about the player" and "basing games more in reality," the original SimCity designer said at the GameHorizon Conference, Edge Online reports.

Wright recently co-founded Syntertainment, a company designed to live "at the intersection of entertainment and reality," according to its own description. At the conference, he said he's interested in games "that actually connect back to reality and reflect on the way [players] live."

"I am very interested in how we build a game about the player," Wright said. "It's the most important advantage that we have in games."

Earlier this week, Wright weighed in on the troubles that have plagued this year's version of SimCity, saying he felt bad for the developers but also understood "the outrage" players felt after purchasing a game they couldn't play.