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Submitted by Aclay 1129d ago | news

iD cautious over Wii U development

Eurogamer: "While Nintendo seems to have persuaded a number of third party developers to bring their titles over to the Wii U next year, it seems FPS veterans id Software won't be among them.

Speaking to Eurogamer backstage at E3 today, the Rage studio's creative director Tim Willits expressed doubt that they'll be a big enough audience for a core shooter on Nintendo's new system.

"The Nintendo market is a tough market for us to get into," he explained. "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." (E3, iD Software, Wii U)

dedicatedtogamers  +   1129d ago
Everyone should be cautious of Wii U development.

It's a gimmick. And no, I didn't think the Wiimote was a gimmick. I love the Wii. Having a screen (one per console) controller is a gimmick that serves very little gameplay purpose. At best, we will get minor integration in multiplat games like Kinect in Mass Effect 3.

Pay attention: most of the "awesome multiplats" on Wii U are simply ports of games coming out this year including Battlefield 3 and Arkham City. Anyone else notice that? Wii U is launching with sloppy seconds. Noooot a good way to start things off.
jacksonmichael  +   1129d ago
They still have another E3 beforehand. I know the game is called Rage, but keep yours in check.
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MintBerryCrunch  +   1129d ago
the only problem i see with it is if both your TV and the controller are showing gameplay at the same time, i would be confused as hell at which one i should be looking at
L6RD7BLU3  +   1129d ago
Rage looks like Borderlands to me so MEH.
Arnon  +   1129d ago
@MintBerryCrunch
What's to be confused about? It's the same thing...
jacksonmichael  +   1129d ago
@Arnon
Not necessarily.
Theyellowflash30  +   1129d ago
Wow This is a gimmick even though it has a full array of button and 1080p graphics. And I think your being really quick to judge the games coming out. Developers have confirmed there will be exclusive content and "NON Gimmicky" Controls and content in Darksiders 2 for Wii U.

- Your way to fast to judge. Developers are of course going to port over franchises but expect the Wii U to get original games too. Were so far away from launch we will get more devs working on original games for Wii U's launch. Don't be so damn naive to think there aren't more game announcements coming in the future.
EYEamNUMBER1  +   1129d ago
wii u isn't launching with anything heck wii u isn't launching at all they haven't even actually revealed the system yet

you sound like the people that said rumble was a gimmick touchscreens were a gimmick motion controls were a gimmick i can go on and on
every new thing is a gimmick from what ive seen that doesn't mean they are or can't be good

as for ID i take what they say lightly considering john carmack said the 360 was the most powerful system out
L6RD7BLU3  +   1129d ago
I guess the Sega Dreamcast VMU was a Gimmick better yet! PS Move is a gimmick, Microsoft's Kinect is a gimmick so yeah P_P...
fatstarr  +   1129d ago
imo that conference told me that nintendo was getting full support from ea they have a year or so to dev titles.

i think battle field 3 will be a port over

but i think the next batman game will go there
and all the sports games will be that years sport game
and etc.
its debatable but some devs said you can use multiple wiiu-tablettrollers.

its not a gimmick its an innovation in game play

how would you have reacted if the wii-u had come out with a boring regular controller with all the motion stuff in the wii... what would you be saying now.
Otheros00  +   1129d ago
Wiiremote IS a gimmick.
bigjclassic  +   1129d ago
If you seriously think that all 2012 HD games will
not be on Wii U then you are delusional. Devs like money, and now that another HD console is out devs will port games on it to make a buck.
StarCSR  +   1129d ago
Can you point me to the article which gives out the entire list of launchgames? I see you saying "Wii U is launching with sloppy seconds", so I assume you HAVE such a source.
D2K  +   1129d ago
This article is loaded with half-truths. The REAL problem is that ID Software spent the last 5 years PUBLICLY ripping the Wii to shreds and have burned bridges with Nintendo.
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L6RD7BLU3  +   1129d ago
not just ID just about everybody, people need to respect the elder of gaming
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ThatArtGuy  +   1129d ago
Atari?
fatstarr  +   1129d ago
Yes man seems lots of devs burned the bridge with the wii and nintendo last gen and thats where a majority of this hate is coming from.

anything nintendo does is criticized more than if another company did it and its starting to piss me off.
neogeo  +   1129d ago
Its a gimmick all the way to the bank.

I can't wait to get that new Zelda gimmick that runs 1080p@60fps on a 25 gig disk. I will also miss needing to pause zelda 100000 times to see the map screen when I can have it live on my new gimmick controller.
tunaks1  +   1129d ago
you don't need a screen on the controller to solve that, skyward sword has item changing on the fly, im sure a map wouldn't be too different
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SpLinT  +   1129d ago
iD will come once devs like Ubisoft and EA show that nintendo fans also enjoy some FPS action. Just not crap like generic COD
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Zanarkand  +   1129d ago
Good for you ID. Now release Doom 4 or give me death.
bigjclassic  +   1129d ago
ID has been irrelevant since Doom 3
maybe even before that. ID games aren't great, so ID games will not be missed. I wasn't buying Rage on PS3 to begin with Carmack..
Brasi82  +   1129d ago
If it's easy to port from PS3 and X-Box 360 they are losing money to not port it to the WiiU. Just saying if they are going to make multi-platform games they should have it on all of them to maximize profits.

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