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Wanted dev praises PS3/360, Wii is a "****ing Genesis"
Posted on March 22, 2009 by Nick
 

Peter Wanat, game designer behind Scarface, Chronicles of Riddick, and the upcoming Wanted: Weapons of Fate, recently spoke out on GameTrailer's Invisible Walls. about designing Wii games in comparison to the 360 and PS3.  Wanat said it was incredibly hard to make a profit on the Wii, and that only Nintendo and UbiSoft, with their Petz line up, can make a profit on the Wii.  If developers spend more than $300-$500K on Wii development, they will not see any returns because of how bad 3rd party Wii games sell.  Wii players are "little kids and old people" and "hardcore Nintendo fanboys" that enjoy games with "crappy graphics and basic control play".

Wanat explains that because PS3/XBox 360/PC games can all share platforms, profits lie there, as not only is it all contained in one development cycle, but the user base of those consoles are hardcore gamers who are more willing to buy games.  In order to develop a Wii port of game with the other 3 platforms, it needs to be designed as "less than a PS2 game".  Wanat even went on to say the Wii was comparable to a "****ing [Sega] Genesis" compared to the PS3/360.

Some particularly charged accounts from the game developer, but as someone who as developed a Wii game, are there some truths there?  What do you think?  Wanat's Wanted: Weapons of Fate is due out next week for, you guessed it, the PS3, XBox 360, and PC.

 

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EIN says:
K honestly, we gotta stop relying on other sites for some of our news. We need to have our own exclusives, our own sources of info, our own podcast or something. We SHOULD NOT be forced to rebroadcast and advertise for Gametrailers like this, great as that site may also be. We need more exclusives, more ORIGINAL content, and that Mars interview was an excellent start
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 15:27:25
SaintAvi says:
They have to walk before they run, good reporting Nick
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 21:12:35
SaintAvi says:
They have to walk before they run, good reporting Nick
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 21:12:35
EIN says:
K honestly, we gotta stop relying on other sites for some of our news. We need to have our own exclusives, our own sources of info, our own podcast or something. We SHOULD NOT be forced to rebroadcast and advertise for Gametrailers like this, great as that site may also be. We need more exclusives, more ORIGINAL content, and that Mars interview was an excellent start
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 15:27:25
EIN says:
K honestly, we gotta stop relying on other sites for some of our news. We need to have our own exclusives, our own sources of info, our own podcast or something. We SHOULD NOT be forced to rebroadcast and advertise for Gametrailers like this, great as that site may also be. We need more exclusives, more ORIGINAL content, and that Mars interview was an excellent start
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 15:27:25
SaintAvi says:
They have to walk before they run, good reporting Nick
Posted on Mar 22, 2009 21:12:35
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