When it comes to the Wii U, some developers have been pretty vocal in their distaste for the console. Most of them still work for EA, but Darksiders 2 developer Xander Davis had specific reasons why he didn’t enjoy the Wii U at all, calling it an underpowered Xbox 360 delivered seven years too late. Now the developer seems to be changing his tune and he’s outlined five reasons on his blog as to why the Wii U is a great console.
“Finally, you may know that I had previously been pretty vocal before on how I felt about the Wii-U and the Gamepad, and admittedly, did so with less tact than I wish I had displayed. I’ve taken heat for those words, but that also didn’t change my mind. I still had my reasons. So what finally did change my mind? Nintendo changed my mind.”
So what are Davis’ reasons for the change? He’s currently working on an indie game called CIDER and fans of the game asked him to consider the Wii U as a home. Not 24 hours after fans made their opinion apparent, Nintendo reached out to him with their outline for indie developers and releasing content on the Wii U. When this happened, Davis says he went straight out and bought a Wii U in order to evaluate the experience.
Nintendo’s indie support won over a critical developer, which is a huge step in getting games you want to play onto the console you currently own. If you’re interested in reading Davis’ full blog post, you can find it here. What do you think about this news? Should Nintendo be doing this with almost every indie developer who has expressed interest in the Wii U, be it positive or negative? Let us know in the comments below.
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