Some developers and publishers have been consistently supportive of the Wii U. Like the guys at Ubisoft, who are constantly praising the console (and releasing 9 games on it). Gearbox, developers of the upcoming Aliens Colonial Marines, have also praised the new Wii U over the past year or so. And CEO Randy Pitchford isn’t holding back his praise for the console.
In a recent interview, Pitchford commented on the Wii U GamePad controller, saying:
“This is the best controller Nintendo’s ever made for making an FPS. This is the best controller Nintendo has ever given us for playing hardcore games”
Pitchford also commented on Xbox 360′s SmartGlass and PS3 Vita cross play, saying that what the Wii U does “wouldn’t work well on SmartGlass or cross play”. But we always knew that, as developers cannot count on gamers having access to a secondary screen on the Xbox 360 or PS3, while they certain can count on it with the Wii U.
Earlier this year, Pitchford said that the Wii U version of Aliens Colonial Marines will be the best looking one, due to Wii U’s more powerful and modern hardware. The game is scheduled for release on February 12, 2012.