Justin Richmond, the dude responsible for Uncharted on the PS3 was recently asked about his feelings toward the Wii U. Apparently he’s not all that impressed, as it doesn’t do anything that the PS3 and VIta can’t do. What I find interesting, however, is that he hasn’t actually seen a dev unit of the console, nor has he even worked on it. Granted he’s not shrugging off the system entirely or mentioning anything about duct tape, so no need to get into a fan boy rage quite yet. Here’s what he had to say regarding the Wii U.
To be honest with you, the idea of it is very, very cool. But there’s nothing that the Wii U has that the Vita and PS3 doesn’t…You know, it’s an interesting piece of technology, and I’m interested to see how people use it…I’m not completely sold yet. That the screen isn’t multi-touch, that’s a little weird…It seems there are some very strange holes in it, but to be fair, last time I was sceptical of the original Wii, and look at how that did. I’m sure that the games they make for Wii U will be amazing.
To be honest, I don’t really care if the screen is multi-touch or not. I’m sure many of you don’t care either. Also, considering the Wii U can handle textures better than the PS3, I’d say that’s one thing it can do better than the PS3. Also, what holes are you talking about? Yeah. Let’s also add the fact that Nintendo has their all star cast of characters to help push the hardware. Honestly, if Nintendo consoles weren’t anything special, Sony or Microsoft wouldn’t have developer Move and Kinect to try and lure in the same crowd that Nintendo has.
This also makes me wonder if Sony is going to try to rip off Nintendo by having the Vita interacts with the PS3 the same way that the Wii U controller interacts with the Wii U. If it works well for Nintendo I’m sure Sony will give a whack at it. Granted the Vita would make a pretty expensive controller. Hell, the Vita isn’t exactly the end all be all of hand helds either…
Yeah, well that was interesting. How do you all feel about what Mr. Richmond had to say? Do you think the Wii U is nothing special? Do you think it’ll win the next gen console war? Speak!
Source: Video Gamer