Will Wright has said he's not offended by all the penis monsters people have chosen to make with the Spore Creature Creator - adding that in fact, some of them are rather impressive.

"When you give players creative control, you have to expect they're going to do the unexpected," he told the Associated Press.

"Some of it's really good for what they were shooting for. It's amazingly explicit, especially when those creations are animated. We just have to make sure those people aren't messing up the experience for others."

There's still just over a week to go before Wright's evolution sim is released, but he's already thinking about the future of Spore - and not just in terms of expansions.

"I don't want to limit Spore to just games. There's a lot of other activities including books, movies, TV or whatever you can imagine that we could take it in if we think of it as a brand," he said.

"I don't think we could design a sequel to Spore until the fans showed us what they like. I think there's going to be a fair amount of learning over the next few months. What's important for me is what sort of stories the players are using the game to tell. Games that have the longest legs are the ones with the most narrative density."

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