Thursday, July 7, 2011

Activision’s CEO says Nintendo is on the right path with Wii U

Video game’s largest 3rd party developer likes what he sees with the Wii U but still has his reservations until he knows more.

"With the Wii U … from a development perspective, having a Nintendo device that is on parity with the other hardware from a graphics perspective was really necessary," said Activision’s CEO Robert Kotick. "For the kinds of games we create, it was becoming very difficult for us to support the Wii with the expectations that our gamers have. I think that the user-interface itself is very clever – there will be a lot of innovation to come from having the second screen. It's also critically important that you can use the existing physical interfaces with the new device because those are really compelling. Nintendo has always done a very good job of thinking about the user experience and this is no exception."

There is little doubt that we won’t see Activision’s games on Nintendo’s next console, but Kotick held back in confirming the company’s main franchises, like Call of Duty for Wii U just yet. He’s believes the system will allow “deep, rich multiplayer games,” but still is waiting for “more clarity from Nintendo” regarding in online service. -TNGG

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