, an article on MTV Games' Overdrive site on commentary tracks in next-generation gaming
. The piece looks at the history of game commentary (all the way back on the N64), and discusses what it will take for us to see more of this in future games. From the article: "What will it take to get more game makers to spill like this? The most significant obstacle is time. Movie directors have the luxury of recording commentary for DVDs that arrive months after their film is completed and released in theaters. Game makers, if they want to include commentary with their title, need to record it in the 11th hour of a game's development, right at crunch time. Insomniac Games has included a behind-the-scenes interactive 'museum' in two of the company's four 'Ratchet and Clank' games, but has never provided an audio commentary."
Warning: the article is on a flash site, and I'd advise pausing the ad box in the upper right hand corner before the music starts.