Posted on July 13 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
The designer for BioShock Infinite, Ken Levine, has stated that Irrational Games has no plans for the Wii U. He is positive about the system, but at the moment they just don’t have any real promises. I find this rather disheartening, seeing as how he praised Nintendo’s console during its E3 conference. I love BioShock, and am fan of Ken, so I’m really hoping that this ‘no plan’ will eventually turn into a ‘we have a plan’ once the console actually releases.
“Just to be clear, there are no plans. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but we have no plans to do any games for that platform. There are things about it that, as a core gamer, really appeal to me, that have nothing to do with Fruit Ninja. I have nothing against Fruit Ninja, I respect all kinds of games, I love all kinds of games, there are just certain kinds of things that are more suited to my taste. There are some things, as a core gamer, as a guy who likes lying in bed playing… I’ve always had to sacrifice that core gaming experience when I lie in bed playing games.
We’re now getting to a place with Vita and what Nintendo’s doing where that’s not necessarily going to be the case, where you can play full-on hardcore games in bed with the lights out while your wife’s asleep. I like that a lot. That means a lot to me. On the airplane? That means a lot to me as a core gamer, that you’ve got two sticks. That’s so important to me. The fact that the Wii U has got two sticks… I feel it’s like… It’s a great year for the core coming back and saying, okay, have your touch screens, have your motion control, we’ll try to make that work, and if you can pull that off it’ll be really good. But I want to have my cake and eat it too.
I think these experiences are starting to allow that to happen. I love my iPad, but I mostly work on it, I don’t play a lot of games on it, because I’m not into that style or form factor, that three-minute experience.”
There you have it. If you have seen the Wii U game line-up at Nintendo’s conference, you’re probably mad. I was looking forward to possible titles on the Wii U from Irrational Games.