It hit the top of the piracy charts earlier in the month but that doesn't seemed to have stopped Spore's creator Will Wright moving on to start his next project.

Although details are incredibly thin on the ground Wright has told gaming website Joystiq that he is "working on a big new project that I'm very excited about".

Rather than spill the beans there and then, The Sims creator added: "But I don't want to talk about it yet because if it takes three years to come out, I don't want people saying 'Wow, he's been talking about that for a long time'".

The Sims 3 is likely to be the next game out from the Will Wright stables, due in February 2009 it promises gamers even greater control over their Sim characters.