Mass Effect 3 Wii U developer Straight Right has explained that his team are extremely conscious about messing up such an established franchise with the Wii U version. The developer acknowledges that the Wii U GamePad gives the team something new to bring to the series, but concedes that there is always the possibility that things might not go as planned. The team says it’s ultimately about enhancing the original experience.
“We’re very conscious of not wanting to mess up. Given the level of expectation and the fact that we’re taking something which, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and PC, was exceptionally good.”
“You look at the game and think ‘how could I possibly make this better?’ The Wii U gives you that opportunity with the GamePad. But first and foremost you say, ‘well, I don’t want to screw this up’.
“You want to replicate the experience on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as sympathetically as possible. But then you say, ‘how can I enhance this experience?’. We tried to get the game looking great and singing on Wii U, and then use the GamePad to complement this.”
– Tom Crago, Straight Right