THQ thought of Wii U “18 months ago,” released it as uDraw “last season”

Friday, 10 June 2011 20:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

THQ’s Martin Good has said the firm isn’t too surprised over Wii U’s controller, because THQ released a similar peripheral last season called uDraw.

Speaking with CVG, Good said: “None of this is a surprise. As you know, we thought of it 18 months ago and released it last season.”

“We think we’re really on the front for it and well poised to exploit this because we’ve already been playing with the drawing mechanic and we’ve got a lot of game designs in the pipe. It’s only going to get better with that experience,” he said.

“That other thing that’s really interesting is that THQ never really went about being a peripheral manufacturer – that wasn’t our intent. But we had to do so to exploit this new gameplay opportunity and that broader market.

“The fact is we had to create our own peripherals including for 360 and PS3 to be able to play with that audience.”

THQ plans on releasing uDraw for Xbox 360 and PS3 in the fall.