With games like "Fallout," "BioShock," and "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," Smith thinks gamers are evolving. They want games with depth, he said, without sacrificing sheer entertainment value.
"Players have gotten fluent and thirsty for more interactivity," Smith said. "'Dishonored' is an interesting game. It is a game that doesn't play itself. Twenty years ago, that may have been a challenge. I think increasingly you are going to see more players want that sort of thing."
"Dishonored" will be released Tuesday, October 9, in North America, October 11 in Australia and Japan, and October 12 in Europe. It is available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.