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Firaxis explains “hold” status of Civ Revolution for Wii

Tuesday, 5th February 2008 07:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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In case you were wondering, this is why Firaxis decided to stop developing the Wii version of Civilization Revolution.

“CivRev was originally a 360/PS3 project and was in development for over a year before the Wii/DS platforms were added, largely because we saw the success of those platforms and a lot of people (including myself) were very excited about them,” said Firaxis programmer Scott Lewis. “All of our assets were originally created with the 360/PS3 in mind. In order to bring them to the Wii, a great deal of work would have to go into making those assets look appropriate on Nintendo’s system. If we had started the project with all four platforms in mind, it is far more likely that we would not have put the Wii version of CivRev on hold.”

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  1. ginger

    Caught out by the success of the Wii then.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    A real shame. It’s the sort of game that could be something really special with a light-control interface.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Killerbee

    I’m not too worried about the Wii delay – I just really hope the DS version is good, because I’ll need something to move my addicition onto once I finish Puzzle Quest.

    #3 6 years ago