Here are the highlights of the interview about the state of first person shooters:
"I think that single-player shooters are getting better, I think they're finally coming out from under the shadow of the Hollywood movie, overblown "I'm on a rail" linear shooter. I'm talking about Call of Duty-style shooters.
"On the flip side, I'm really discouraged by the current state of multiplayer shooters. I think that, and I hate to mention names, because it sounds like 'I'm just jealous of their success,' but I'm really, I feel like Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players.
"I know that's a bold statement, but I won't just throw stones without backing it up. When I was developing Action Mode [for RO2], I got a group of people that I know that are pretty hardcore Call of Duty players. And my goal was to create something that was accessible enough for them to enjoy the game-not turn it into Call of Duty, but try to make something that I thought was casual enough but with the Red Orchestra gameplay style that they would enjoy.
"And we iterated on it a lot. And just listening to all the niggling, pedantic things that they would complain about, that made them not want to play the game, I just thought, "I give up. Call of Duty has ruined this whole generation of gamers."