Saturday, May 20, 2006
Epic talking with Nintendo
Recently, Joystiq sat down and talked to Gears of War lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, to discuss a number of different video game industry-related subjects. During the interview, Bleszinski revealed that Epic is in talks with Nintendo about potentially developing software for Wii in the future.
Don’t get too excited yet, though. Cliffy B – as he’s nicknamed – hasn’t even played with Wii yet, thus it’s unlikely anything is actually in development for Nintendo’s new-gen console at this point in time – at least from him and the team behind Gears of War.
“We're currently talking with Nintendo. It's not really my department to pontificate on other people's system and comments that the wonderful Mark Rein will make occasionally to upset the fans. Again, I reserve judgment of the Wii until I get hands on with it. I was very judgmental about the DS until I actually got to play hands-on with it and I love Trauma Center and stuff like that.”
“You know what, Nintendo is zigging while everyone else is zagging and they'll be just for it. I give them props for doing something different. My advice to anybody developing a first person shooter for the Revolution is: even though you have a new way to control and make a new FPS you still need a cool, compelling FPS underneath that. [Control] is only one of five things that you need. Give us a Half-Life 2 with those controls and I'll be first in line to buy it.”
Nothing confirmed but you know only good can come out of this for Nintendo. Almost everyone who has played the Wii has been amazed by the control and overall fun that they have had with it. An Unreal game would be a most likely choice in my mind. Keep a close eye on this story as it develops.