We anticipate Spore to have the same ‘long tail’ success as The Sims. Just like The Sims, Spore is going to be fuelled by user created content,” declared Claire Ridley, EA marketing manager for The Sims and Spore. “With the release of the Creature Creator and over one million creatures already created by players within the first week, it is clear to see how players are going to be constantly pushing the boundaries and populating the Spore universe with fresh content themselves,” Ridley told MCV.
I have no doubts that Spore will be huge. Also, it is a given that Spore will probably have as many expansions as The Sims 2…after all, they have room for so much more (plant editor, water stage/phase).
However, I don’t want to see the same mistakes from Spore that happened to TS2 (releasing expansions without testing them, opening a Spore Store to sell downloads). But as long as Will Wright is on board, it shouldn’t get that carried away…I hope.