Bit transitions

Edge has an article on their site that didn’t make their 118 issue. It’s an interview with Jon Hare of Sensible Software fame, about the transitions from 8 to 16 to 32 bit game. It’s quite interesting and covers a lot of business issues. It contains the following memorable line about the fallout of Czech-born media tycoon Robert Maxwell’s mysterious death and subsequent problems at Mirrorsoft, their publisher at the time:

“The history of 16bit gaming could have been very different if the Czech hadn’t bounced.”

Ouch.