Online gaming publication Kotaku recently got the chance to speak to Alex Ward, the Creative Director of Criterion Games. It turns out Ward is very fond of the Wii U and thinks that Wii U owners deserve the best version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which is why they have used the PC graphics assets in the Wii U game and included Miiverse support. Here’s Wards thoughts on both Need for Speed: Most Wanted on Wii U and the Wii U itself.
“Well this is our first game on the hardware. We wanted to go back to like we used to be. If you know we’re doing the game, you know we’ve looked at the hardware and said, ‘What’s the best damned thing we can do on that?’ We’re going to support everything we can. We support MiiVerse fully, online play.”
“Everyone wants to talk about this and that on the hardware, and it’s not as interesting to me. What’s really important is what we’re doing with the player experience. The games I’m playing on Wii U—Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U—what Nintendo [does], they just deliver excellent gameplay. It’s probably one of the big problems in the industry at the moment. Everyone—you guys—like to talk about specs and this and that. We’ve got to get back to just playing the game. And that’s what this game is about. It’s about a simple, fun experience. It’s not about 10,000,000 polygons and who does this and who does that.”