CliffyB – Defending the Wii U

Dude Huge, CliffyB, or just regular ‘ol Cliff Bleszinski.  The driving force behind Epic Games’ Unreal Tournament and Gears of War series.  But much more importantly than that, behind the Unreal Engine.  It doesn’t matter if you know what the Unreal Engine actually is, or what it does, just that it is an absolutely massively important thing in the games industry. Take a look at the list of games which use the Unreal Engine: Wikipedia Not a bad list, is it?  Now that the engine has been ported to iOS as well, it really is invading all areas of gaming, so you know that support for it will be very important to 3rd party developers who are interested in developing for or porting to, the Wii U or even the 3DS.  From the man himself:

“From what I’ve seen, it looks pretty cool. It seems like you can stream your game from your television directly to your [tablet] controller, so if you have irritable bowel syndrome, or a small bladder, you can still play it in the toilet. That’s great. But, you know, from what people are saying online, they’re like, ‘Oh, it’s just a DreamCast, whatever.’ But it’s like, ‘Dude, what’s old is new sometimes.’

The Power Glove [back on NES] led to the Wii, right? The Virtual Boy led to the 3DS, right? A lot of these older technologies that you forget about are [the technological predecessors]. The Kinect is a sophisticated webcam, right? So I’m just dying to see it. It’s Nintendo. I’ll buy it. I know I’ll buy it. They’ll talk sh*t but they’ll buy it.”

They’ve always said that if the hardware was powerful enough, they’d support it.  There hasn’t been any official announcement of support, but clearly the Wii U is on CliffyB’s radar, which can only spell good things for the new console.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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