In mid-August, we reported that much like Batman: Arkham Origins, How To Survive by 505 Games would be arriving on Wii U without the online multiplayer found on other consoles. In a recent question and answer session, director of How To Survive, Jules Benjamin of Eko Software, has essentially stated that the online multiplayer was left out of the Wii U version in order to improve and focus on the game’s story mode, in addition to adding in features for the gamepad. He revealed that his team felt that was more important than “…doing a straight port and not taking care of the second screen.” Benjamin also revealed that the Wii U version’s special interface will allow for actions not possible on other platforms. Full comments appear below.
“Thanks a lot for this question, we were waiting the chance to explain. The Wii U has a lot of unique features and we needed to make the right choices. We preferred to improve the biggest part of the game – the story mode – and develop specific features for the Wii U instead of doing a straight port and not taking care of the second screen.”