Hines: Nintendo has lost its chance with third parties and Wii U

Craig Chapple
Hines: Nintendo has lost its chance with third parties and Wii U

It may be too late to convince third parties to support Wii U, claims Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines.

Speaking to GameTrailers, Hines said Microsoft and Sony had been discussing hardware with developers for a long time and bringing them in on the process to know what to expect. 

He said that Nintendo however had not done the same, and suggested rather the firm had just made a console and released it without developer or publisher input. 

“The time for convincing publishers and developers to support Wii U has long past. The box is out,” said Hines. “You have to do what Sony and Microsoft has been doing with us for a long time. And it’s not that every time we met with them we got all the answers we wanted but they involved us very early on and talked to folks like Bethesda and Gearbox and saying, here’s s what we’re doing, here’s what we’re planning, here’s how we think it’s going to work. To hear what we thought, from our tech guys and form an experience standpoint, what we thought."

MCV's sister site Develop has the full story.

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