Codemasters senior producer Paul Jeal has confirmed that F1 won’t receive a yearly release on Wii U due to the causal audience the console will likely attract. Jeal says they will do things differently with Wii U after looking extensively at consumers who purchase original Wii games.
“I definitely think it would be something a little more suited to Race Stars first. Let them do the hard work of getting it working on the tech first!”
When asked whether that would be due to the audience, Jeal responded: “I think so, yeah.
“I also think it’s looking at the Wii SKU that we did. It did really well but there’s still questions with sales numbers… whether it is something that annually we could revisit year-on-year [and] would sell the same number of units year on year.
“[For] something like football, you need the newest content and there’s lots of changes, but with F1 the changes with the teams and drivers are really quite minimal, so instantly you’re quite stretched for new content.
“I think when you bring this over to the Wii where the audience is perhaps a bit more casual and they’re less likely to buy it year-on-year, you have to look at a slightly different strategy.”