July 28th, 2006, 14:31 Posted By: wraggster
Seriously, everybody loves the Wii. What's more, with developer support for the console growing day by day, another major software house has stepped up to be counted - this time, Gearbox, developer of the acclaimed Brothers in Arms series.
Speaking to IGN, Gearbox's president Randy Pitchford revealed, "Gearbox Software is enthusiastically supporting the Wii." However, as for the kind of support we can expect from the company, Pitchford stated, "At this time, we don't have any announcements to make about specific games we may be developing for Wii."
Speaking about Nintendo's forthcoming console itself, Pitchford enthused, "I think it's great. I'm very much looking forward to playing." Furthermore, he offered his own take on the machine, from a developer's standpoint, "The strengths of the Nintendo Wii include the price, the unique interface, the sure-bet library of games based on the great Nintendo properties and the promise back catalogue of classic games from Nintendo and others that they have partnered with. The weaknesses of the system include its lower relative power when compared to other next-gen consoles and the unique interface requiring more dedicated focus specifically for the platform (which makes it more difficult to amortize larger AAA budgets across more customers from multiple platforms)."
Of course, while we still have no official word on which titles Gearbox will be bringing to Wii, we can't help but cast our minds back to earlier this year, when an apparently leaked Ubisoft release schedule noted a Wii-bound Brothers in Arms game was in the works. Given the publisher's support for the console so far, with Rayman and Red Steel both set to debut as Wii exclusives, it wouldn't surprise us if Ubisoft was indeed intent on bringing another of its major franchises to Nintendo's increasingly bulging next-gen game line-up.
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