E3 2012: Molyneux and Microsoft question Wii U design

Ben Parfitt
E3 2012: Molyneux and Microsoft question Wii U design

Legendary UK designer (and former Microsoft exec) Peter Molyneux and Microsoft marketing exec Yusuf Mehdi have both found time to question the viability of the Wii U.

"I am not really decided about Wii U," Molyneux told Games Industry Germany, as reported by Eurogamer. "I watch people playing and they sometimes seem to be confused about which screen they should look at when they play with the tablet.

"I also feel that monitoring both screens turns out to be a bit demanding, as some games make it necessary to change your view from time to time between both screens."

Mehdi then told VentureBeat in a separate interview that the need for gamer’s to switch their focus between two screens – and particularly between two that are so far apart – is detrimental to the gaming experience.

“One of the things that’s interesting is, when you’re playing a quick, realtime, twitch game, how much can you look up and down between the screens?” he asked.

“We’ve put a huge amount of design into how we do our controllers to understand user experience, and there’s a lot in there that I think.”

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Tags: Microsoft , Wii U , molyneux , e3 , E3 2012 , mehdi

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