Mon, Oct 21, 2013 | 13:50 BST
Need for Speed: Rivals is skipping Wii U because no one wanted Most Wanted
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Wii U owners won’t be getting the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals because the previous game in the franchise, Most Wanted, under-performed on Nintendo’s platform.
The Sixth Axis spoke to Craig Sullivan, Games Director at Ghost Games, who now hold the keys to the Need for Speed franchise.
“Honestly, it’s not the kind of stuff that I like talking about in detail, that much. We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version, and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff, you know?
“It didn’t really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita.
“[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts. The 200 people working on this game are only capable of making so much, and doing so many different versions of the game, so we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game, and that’s where we are.”
It’s a small blow to Wii U, but it’s hardly the a major third party release has skipped the console. Really it isn’t games like this that are going to turn Wii U’s fortunes around at this point. Still, this might be disappointing news to some Wii U owners, especially as the extra features made Most Wanted arguably a better experience on the platform.
Thanks, Nintendo Life.