Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Reggie Says BioShock Games Aren't Possible On Wii

The head of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has recently said that they need the support of third party companies to bring games equivalent to the likes of BioShock and its brethren on other machines:
"For us, it is important that third parties bring their very best content to our platform. "

"The fact of the matter is we know we create great content for younger consumers, we know we've got great content for more casual players, and we want fantastic content for that more active player who loves Metroid or Zelda but maybe also wants something like a BioShock 2 to play as well. "

"And we also recognise that we don't create that type of content ourselves. We're not good at it and it's not a key focus area. So we want that content on our platform, so we have to court third-party developers and encourage them to make [those games], but it also has to be financially viable for them as well."
Sounds like Reggie is admitting that Nintendo are good at producing games that appeal to children and a wide audience but need other companies to bring the more teen and adult-orientated titles to their machine (thinking about the games I’ve played on the Wii that are more adult-themed this would seem to be the case). Would be nice if Nintendo tried to provide for their more adult market a little though as they certainly are capable of making good games. They just tend to be ones with Mario, Zelda and Samus in them.

1 comment:

gameofilo said...

That's really a shame for the Nintendo.. and a futile restriction!