Epic’s Mark Rein says making games for Wii would spread recourses too thin [Update]

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 24 July 2009 16:04 GMT


Mark Rein has said that despite having over 50 million users, Epic won’t be making games for Wii any time soon.

According to his interview with IndustryGamers that has been quoted to death, the firm would have to scale down Unreal to even try to accomplish such a feat. Therefore, it’s just not worth it.

“If you stretch something too thin, it becomes very thin,” he said. “How do you support that? We don’t make games for that platform because we don’t see a market for the kinds of games we make – let’s be honest.

He goes on to say that if Nintendo came out with a system with more processing capabilities, it might be a go, but at present, developers that have tried to simplify games for the console have garnered nothing but flops.

More over on Silicon Valley Insider.

Update: Mark Rein has contacted VG247 and explained that the article on SVI misquoted his response to questions regarding Wii with IndustryGamers. We have posted our conversation with him here.

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