Wednesday, 10 March 2010

No Serious Thought For Wii 2

It seems that the Wii 2 isn’t really on the horizon yet, despite the developments from Microsoft and Sony in motion control.

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s boss, was asked by CVG if gamers can expect more innovation from Nintendo in the future to which he replied:
"Absolutely, we pride ourselves on the big innovative jump, typically in the area of the consumer experience."
Well not enough to prevent Microsoft and Sony stealing a huge portion of the motion controlling audience it seems. The boss admitted that Nintendo wasn't ready to progress to the stage of developing the Wii’s successor:
"The way we approach that innovation, because we have hardware developers working side by side with software developers, is that when the software developer comes forward with an idea that can't be executed on the current platform, that's when we start thinking seriously about the next system. We're not there yet, from a Wii perspective."
Fils-Aime also affirmed that the prospects of Wii HD were not something they would progress with either.
"When people talk about high definition for the Wii console, our feedback is that that by itself will not create a brand new experience. Therefore, we're not interested. What we have to push for are ground-breaking new experiences. Technology has to enable it, not to be a means all by itself."
All clear for the other two gaming juggernauts with their motion control technology then.

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