Gearbox: GamePad Is The “Best Controller Nintendo’s Ever Made”
There’s been more praise for the Wii U from a third party developer this week, this time from Gearbox, the team behind Aliens: Colonial Marines.
In an interview with Joystiq, president Randy Pitchford gave a lot of infomation about the upcoming alien shooter, and although the game will be available on other consoles too he’s particularly excited about the Wii U version. Referring to the GamePad as “perfect for Aliens.”
“This is the best controller Nintendo’s ever made for making an FPS. This is the best controller Nintendo has ever given us for playing hardcore games.”
He also had praise for the company itself for sticking to its new innovative tablet-style controller which is useful when needing to switch the action from TV to controller.
“With the Wii U they (Nintendo) committed themselves to this promise. So the link is direct, fast and immediate. Things like SmartGlass and Vita, they appreciate the value of the promise so they’re making the promise. But they’re not in with such commitment.”
This adds to the already huge amount of compliments Nintendo are receiving recently from third party developers for their new console. Of course it’s nice to hear it and shows developers are excited about Nintendo’s latest hardware and innovations but it has to be said this praise is also there to shift the console. After all, if people don’t buy the console how are they going to buy the games?
Aliens: Colonial Marines is set for a launch window release on the Wii U so should be available before the end of March 2013. It will be available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February.
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