VideoGamer.com: How do you did you go about balancing the weekday version of the game against the live version? There are no prizes to be won, but obviously you want people to play.
TC: Extended Play will air seven days a week for half an hour sessions at a time, and in those shows there will also be theme nights - Formula 1 night, Battle of the Sexes night. We wanted to take these two approaches to allow people to have the entertainment they want, because maybe they just want to play for half an hour. But obviously the peak usage time is going to be during our live shows, because that's when you can win prizes. In terms of how you're chosen for the game… there's a very complex algorithm for that involving how often you play and your speed accuracy. Obviously we don't want a One who is going to get the answers wrong. But the thing is, those stats are reset on a weekly basis, so it allows more and more people to have a chance of being The One.
VideoGamer.com: So you won't get someone dominating the stats?
TC: No. You could go away on holiday for two weeks and come back, and you won't be at a disadvantage. There is a degree of randomness in how we choose people, so hopefully everyone will get a shot.
VideoGamer.com: Back to the Extended Play mode… will there be any incentive for winning that?
TC: When you play Extended Play, every correct answer you make will also put you into a draw to win sweepstake prizes. There will be two prize draws a season, and they will involve things like an entertainment system or digital camera, plus digital prizes as well.
VideoGamer.com: And how long will a season last?
TC: At this point in time we've not decided how long it will last. The decision hasn't been made as to how long the season will go for. But we'll have more information soon!
The 1 vs 100 UK beta is expected to launch very soon.