Monday, 23 March 2009
Peter Wanat, developer of such games as Chronicles of Riddick and Wanted, has compared the Wii to a Mega Drive (specifically the Genesis, of course). A rather strange comparison, you might think.
On GameTrailers Wanat said that it is very hard to make a profit on the Wii, due to competition from the first party and being difficult to port major games to. The PS3, Xbox 360 and PC all have interchangeable multiplatform titles, whereas an extreme step down would have to be made to get the game on a Wii. He said they would have to be designed as "less than a PS2 game".
This is where the comparison comes in - the Wii may as well be a Mega Drive compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 when it comes to major multiplatform titles. They probably wouldn't even be attempted, and if they were, they would have to be severely cut down.
An interesting evaluation of the Wii, although any console could replace the Mega Drive in the remark. I wouldn't compare the two consoles - one had amazing games with great graphics for the time, the other has generally low-quality games with the worst graphics of its generation. Guess which is which!
[Source: PS3 Centre]