In a recent press Q&A, Hideo Kojima spoke about Nintendo’s upcoming console, the Wii U, a console that he calls a “special case”.
“Wii U is kind of a special case,” Kojima said at a press Q&A last week. “The way the player interacts with the device is very different than any other device out there. So if I were to make a game for the Wii U, it would have to be a unique game.”
Kojima then spoke about the Fox Engine, and compatibility with the Wii U.
“I don’t want any misconceptions that [the Fox Engine] is specific to a certain hardware platform, because it’s not,”
The original Wii was a special case which required unique software as well, and while sales numbers may tell one side of the story, the system was a disappointment to many “hardcore gamers”, mainly due to its inferior graphics when compared to the current generation’s PS3 and Xbox 360. Lets hope Nintendo hits a sweet spot between “unique” and “hardcore” with the Wii U.