Gearbox: Wii U is a ‘stop-gap’ between this gen and the next
In an interview with IGN, Gearbox Software’s, Brian Martel, shared his views on Nintendo’s next home console.
“Right now we’re still finding out what kind of final tech specs the Wii U is going to have,” said Martel. ”But we like the system a lot; we think it’s going to be a really cool stop-gap in between this generation and the next generation. We think it’s really smart of Nintendo, and the fact that as a platform it’s a lot more capable for hardcore first-person shooter-style gaming – for us that’s fantastic.”
He also went on to say how the console will benefit their upcoming title Aliens: Colonial Marines.
“We’ve got the [Aliens: Colonial Marines] engine running on the Wii U, and as far as the console goes, you’re going to see textures at a resolution that you haven’t seen on [the current] generation,” said Martel. ”But the thing we’re most excited about is: what can we do with the controller? So the obvious thing for us is that we can do the motion tracker [on the controller screen], or the sentry gun information – all that kind of stuff. That stuff is really sexy for us. Getting the information off the screen and onto this device is a fantastic idea, right? So can we have a HUD-less environment? Yeah, probably. That would be fantastic, right?”
Although I question the use of the word “stop-gap” it seems like Gearbox are taking the controller seriously and are thinking up some interesting ideas for it.
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