Derek Smart has never been shy to share his opinion and in a new interview with The Verge, Smart talks about his start in game development, the upcoming Line of Defense title and his hopeful goal of developing the perfect game. The interview delves more into Smarts personality and perception by many gamers that judge Smart based on his past Internet forum brawls.
"It used to bother me, it used to bother me a lot," Derek says now, of his past as an internet forum brawler. "Do you know how hard it is when you work 18-19 hours a day and you go online and there's some guy trashing your work or trashing you personally because it makes them feel better about themselves? It's very very hard, Russ.
"It is the hardest thing to turn the other cheek, and guess what? If you have an ego, it's even harder because ... it's really hard to suppress that instinct to respond."
Read the full interview at The Verge to learn more about Derek Smart and Line of Defense.
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