Epic Games’ Gears of War Designer Cliff Bleszinski spoke with IndustryGamers about his excitement for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U. He talked briefly about the system and a little about what its unique physical design might offer.
Moreover, he spoke to how he believes that both he and the haters online will wind up buying the console, despite all of the naysaying happening now.
“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…”
Bleszkinski isn’t the first voice from Epic Games to speak about the company’s general excitement for the Wii U. Mark Rein, Epic Games’ Vice President, offered this more than a month ago: “‘If Nintendo made a system that could run our engine, we’d be on it like water on fish.’ And so when someone asked me what I thought about the Wii U, I said, ‘Water, meet fish.’”
Based on what you’ve seen of the Wii U, is this a system you’re excited for? Or, is it something you think you’ll wind up passing on entirely. Of course, regardless of what you, Bleszkinski’s pretty sure you’ll be making the purchase. He will.