Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games and the main creator of the Gears of War franchise, is known for being a huge Nintendo fan, despite never working on a Nintendo game. In regards to the Wii U, Bleszinski says that while Nintendo “may have lost some core fans with the Wii”, he believes that the Wii U will remedy this.
He did a Q&A session with Reddit, where he answered a bunch of questions from gamers and shared his thoughts on the Wii U. He said:
“Being raised on All Things Nintendo I will always I love all things Nintendo. I’ll be watching the Wii U closely”
Bleszinski also added that he believes Nintendo recognizes that we “live in a ‘multi-screen’ culture”, and that’s the reason for designing the Wii U the way they did, with a controller that has a built in tablet.
Gears of War is arguably the most popular franchise of the past console generation, selling tens of millions of copies and a big reason why Microsoft got past Sony in the console race.
While Bleszinski’s company, Epic Games, doesn’t directly support the Wii U with any games, they’re supporting the console with the Unreal Engine 3. And while the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 won’t be available on the Wii U, it will be scalable enough so that UE4 games can be ported to the Wii U, Epic claims.