Deus Ex. Epic Mickey. Ultima Underworld. System Shock. System Shock 2. Thief: The Dark Project. Ultima 6. Wing Commander. This is the resume of a man whom commands respect, the resume of a man for whom the gaming industry will sit and listen. That man is Warren Spector. He's coming down to Melbourne next week for PAX Australia, where he'll be giving the keynote speech and doing a Let's Play of the original Deus Ex.

I was given the chance to quiz the Ion Storm and Looking Glass developer on a range of topics, and I couldn't help but start with VR. For someone who helped popularise cyberpunk in the modern age of video games with Deus Ex, Spector is decidedly downbeat on the technology.