Martin Good, exec VP of THQ’s Kids, Family and Casual Games label, has said that THQ aren’t too surprised with Nintendo’s Wii U controller as the company “thought of it 18 months ago and released it last season.” What do you all think? Is the Wii U a blatant rip off of THQ’s uDraw, or is it just pure coincidence that the design and idea are slightly similar?
“We think we’re really on the front for it and well poised to exploit this because we’ve already been playing with the drawing mechanic and we’ve got a lot of game designs in the pipe. It’s only going to get better with that experience,” he said.
“That other thing that’s really interesting is that THQ never really went about being a peripheral manufacturer – that wasn’t our intent. But we had to do so to exploit this new gameplay opportunity and that broader market.
“The fact is we had to create our own peripherals including for 360 and PS3 to be able to play with that audience.”
– Martin Good, THQ