The Vice President of Creative Development at EA Los Angeles, Louis Castle, talked to Gamasutra about the upcomming Lord of the Rings real time strategy game for the Xbox 360.
Castle’s approach to the Xbox 360 version of The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth II was to approach the RTS genre as if it were never on the personal computer.
“I said, ‘Let’s go back to the beginning.’ Let’s look at these strategy games, as if they were new. How would we approach it now? Let’s pretend that there never was a mouse, and all we had were consoles. How would we bring this about?
I have always been more of a mouse and keyboard individual, especially with RTS games, but I think that if anyone can pull it off, it is Louis Castle, one of the co-founders of Westwood Studios who created some of my favourite games in the Command and Conquer series.