id Software is not jumping on the Wii U bandwagon
Developers have been coming out in droves to show support for the Wii U, major franchises such as Tekken, Assassin’s Creed, Darksiders, Battlefield are coming to the console but not everyone is happy.
id Software, the studio responsible for the upcoming game Rage for PS3/360/PC, remains cautious about the Wii U and have pretty much ruled out the idea of having their software on the platform.
While speaking to Eurogamer, Tim Willits, creative director for id Software claimed that the Wii U would not have the right audience for one of their first person shooting titles and that id software should ”keep their toes where they know best”. He also spoke about the difficulties of being successful on a Nintendo platform.
“The Nintendo market is a tough market for us to get into. A lot of first party games, a lot of licensed games – those are the ones that have done the best on that platform. I’d love it if we can get a hardcore FPS community going and build on it, but it’s tough.”
This is not the first time and probably won’t be the last time that third parties have complained about how tough it is to be successful on Nintendo platforms when pitted against first party games such as Zelda and Mario. However I believe that Nintendo have been taking steps to make sure that third parties are successful on their platforms. The lack of Zelda and Mario at launch helped third party games like Super Street Fighter be successful.
So what do you think? Do you believe that id Software’s concerns are warranted?
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