"Writers do need to be involved in the process. It’s not about writing specifically, in that the actual writing down the words bit is only one part of being a writer in games. It is about building the world, it is about bringing narrative logic, it is about using gameplay mechanics to define characters and themes. That is all stuff that would benefit from being done earlier. I think the term ‘writer’ somewhat scuppers us. The earlier that you’re involved, the more you can bring to a project. It’s as simple as that really."