Activision Publishing chief Eric Hirshberg believes that Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U console is most certainly going to appeal to the hardcore gamer.
We already know that Nintendo are doing their utmost to appeal to a broader demographic with this console, but it’s reassuring to hear this from such a large developer and publisher as Activison. Let’s just hope they don’t litter the Wii U with simple ports, and instead look at different ways to utilise the console’s unique controller.
“It looks like this is a platform that’s going to be even more relevant to the kinds of games we make.”
“They’re committing to HD, greater processing power, digital infrastructure, connected universe at the back end… Those are all the things we need to make a state of the art experience for a lot of games.
“So we were thrilled to hear their plans and I think that anyone that bets against Nintendo does so at their peril. They’re a pretty great company.”
“I was very excited about some of the things that I saw in the Wii U because I thought it was an innovative take on the next gen controller and the next gen console. I was really excited to see Nintendo taking their console into something that I think is going to be friendlier to core games.”
– Eric Hirshberg, Activison