Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Developers jumping on the Wii bandwagon
"In general, however, it appears that extremely positive reaction to Nintendo's Wii at E3, alongside the realization that many "hardcore" game consumers will buy the console in addition to either an Xbox 360 or a PlayStation 3 has meant notably increased publisher support for the platform in recent weeks."
-Ubisoft has confirmed 7 titles are now in development for Wii.
"The first time I picked up that sucker (the Wiimote) I couldn’t stop playing it.” - Ubisoft North America President Laurent Detoc
-Midway has confirmed Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Rampage: Total Distruction
-Midway also has 4 additional games for Wii in development for 2007 to go along with the others mentioned.
-Atari has said that it will focus on Wii and Xbox360 titles for this year and leave any plans for development on PS3 for 2007.
Great news for the Wii, did E3 have anything to do with this? Uh, ya think? Lets hope that this will be a domino effect and other developers will hope on like bee's to honey.
Ubisoft link, Midway link, Atari link
On a side note the "leaked" specs for the Wii have been proved false. Doesn't anyone remember MoSys? They are providing the 1T-SRAM for the Wii. The "leaked" specs said that the Wii would be using 64megabytes of GDDR3 (MEM2) . That should tell you right there that the specs were fake. Nice try Maxconsole. Anyone else sick of all the specs talk?
Maxconsole "leaked" specs, Link to MoSys press release