Following Cubed³'s brief chat with Todd Hollenshead about Nintendo support last year and the talk of Orcs & Elves coming to DS, id Software has now spoken about supporting the Wii with its games. Speaking with Game Daily, Steve Nix of id openly discussed how Wii games could well be forthcoming from the company. Below are a couple of choice quotes from the interview:
That's what I say the whole time! Surely Wii isn't capable of handling hundred of enemies at once because of the CPU, but it's good in graphics. Did you guys see God of War 2, which is on PS2? It looks better than any Nextgen I saw until this day. So that's possible on Wii, too. Just do it, man!
Overall positive feedback. But as always there's a difference in talking and in doing. So talk and do, not just talk. Then it can be good. Then me core-Wii-gamer can be play killer-games right away!
Its a real shame ID's attitude really.
They are very skilled with engine designs, and are very good at pushing hardware.
If they did make a game, from the ground up, for the Wii, it would look amazing.
Oh well, give it a year when the Wii has an insanely high userbase ;)
I'm not sure why anyone on here gives a shit. Doom 3 and Quake 4 were 2 of the most stale FPS games of the last decade.
It's all advanced graphics bashing and mindless spouting of the word innovation, and then someone from one of the most backward and graphics orientated developers in existence talks positively about the Wii in a very cynical 'brand' focused way and people start creaming themselves.
If I was developing games I'd rather work on the 360....
If you can see great looking and playing games out there, why would you want to restrict yourself to the Wii? I love graphics programming. It's what I want to specialise in. Like for my game I've read up on tons of technique for graphics programming. It all fascinates me, and most of the complex stuff like HDR aren't really possible on the Wii.