Over the weekend we told you about Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price doing his Reddit AMA where he stated the Wii U is current gen. Many took that to mean he was ruling out the console as a possible development platform, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Price, he’s open to releasing the game on Wii U. Fuse is currently being published by EA, which has all but forsaken Nintendo’s console, so Price’s hands might be tied by the hand that feeds.
“We have to be selective because it’s easy to start to stretch yourself too thin. So we’re careful about where we go. One of the questions I got a lot of early on was ‘why aren’t you developing for the Wii U?’ and the answer was simply bandwidth. We had to focus on delivering a great game on multiple platforms, but there’s a point where we had to make hard choices, and for us we needed to limit the number of platforms for FUSE.”
Most developers seem to cite the low install base and relative newness of the console as a reason not to develop for it yet, but it leads to a chicken and the egg problem where developers aren’t embracing the console because customers aren’t buying it and customers aren’t buying it because developers aren’t releasing games. Hopefully Nintendo’s large first party titles can remedy that cycle.
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