Fuse not ruled out for Wii U

Insomniac Games CEO also says he'd like to see Nintendo bring more classic franchises to the Wii U.

Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price won't rule out porting cooperative shooter Fuse to the Wii U, but says that he'd like to see Nintendo do more to support the fledgling console.

"We have to be selective because it's easy to start to stretch yourself too thin," said Price in an interview with Digitally Downloaded about Wii U development, "so we're careful about where we go."

"One of the questions I got a lot of early on was 'why aren't you developing for the Wii U?' And the answer was simply bandwidth. We had to focus on delivering a great game on multiple platforms, but there's a point where we had to make hard choices, and for us we needed to limit the number of platforms for Fuse."

Speaking about the Wii U, Price said he'd like to see Nintendo produce more of its classic franchises for the console. "As a player, what I would love to see is more of those games that I grew up with. Zeldas, Marios, Metroid--those are the games I look for from Nintendo, and I hope more of them come out for the Wii U."

Fuse is the first multiplatform title for Insomniac Games, with the California developer previously focusing its efforts--such as Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, and Spyro the Dragon--on Sony platforms.

Price previously hinted on Reddit that the company would consider developing for the PC, but is not actively looking into the Wii U at present.

When asked if that rules out a port of Fuse on the Wii U, Price said, "We're not ruling out anything in the future. We are a content creator, and we want to reach as large of an audience as we can."

Fuse will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 28 in North America and May 31 in Europe.

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42 comments
ominous_prime
ominous_prime

Those games he's talking about are already in development. What a cop out.

comb5
comb5

Buy Nintendo consoles to play Nintendo games and have another console or a nice PC for everything else. Otherwise you're just doing it wrong.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

NINTENDO  just fucked up with this console again, its the N64 all over again

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

This will be one of the reasons the Wii U Sales drop more.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

They might as well just rename the Wii U to the "nostalgia box" It's not going to be getting any of the new AAA games, and the only games that will be released for it are 20+ year old franchises that barely change between games and re-releases of actual 20+ year old games.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Kind of makes sense since this is the first multiplatform game they are developing after developing Playstation exclusives for so long. So I can understand if they want to focus on making the 360 version of Fuse equal with the PS3 version. If things turn out well, hopefully PC and Wii U versions can happen.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

Wasn't there an article just last week about these guys sending their Wii U dev kits back to Nintendo?

Trail_Mix
Trail_Mix

Isn't this game being published by EA? How is porting it to the Wii U going to work out?

SuplexKirby
SuplexKirby

There is a lot of hate going on about this at the nintendolife.com


Whenever a third party don't wanna bring their games on the Wii U they tend to get hated and bashed heavily.

ji99saw
ji99saw

Waste of money, any third party on Wii U will flop HARD

joshphillips
joshphillips

I hope once Nintendo starts showing what the console is capable of through releasing it's first party line up then more consumers and developers will jump on board.  From the sound of it that's what Insomniac is hoping for as well.  I understand that most developers are money hungry and there's just more food on the Sony and Microsoft table atm.

MVM69
MVM69

I really don't care if third party games don't come out on Wii U. Only reason why I bought the Wii U and every other Nintendo console is to play games made by Nintendo. I have a PS3 for all amazing third party games that are not available on Wii U.

korvus
korvus

You know things are going back for a console when a game not being ruled out for release on said console is news worthy...Other consoles gets exclusives; Wii U "isn't ruled out" sometimes...

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

With all the poor to nonexistent publicity this game is getting i doubt it'll sell well on PS360 let alone the WiiU. It's too bad, i like Insomniac and the Resistance franchise.

oo7superdave
oo7superdave

NO big news here.  Companies don't want to do the work to port there game over to the Wii U.  They want to do as little work as possible and make as much money as possible which is fine, but don't spit out a bunch of jargon as to why you aren't porting it over.  Just tell the truth we are greedy as any other game corporation and the potential to make million upon million of dollars isn't there on the wii U at the moment.  When it is companies will all be porting there games over.

cornbread444
cornbread444

An article written to say a game might actually be coming to Wii U. Sad.

Kaihaku279
Kaihaku279

Developing for the Wii U at this stage is a gamble for third party developers. If Nintendo fails to make a success of the Wii U, Insomniac will have made a smart business move. If Nintendo succeeds at making a success of the Wii U, Insomniac will just be a face in the crowd...while the third party developers who took the risk will stand out.

A great example of this is Tales of Abyss for the 3DS, it was released back when the 3DS was getting the Wii U treatment and was the largest RPG on the system at the time. I don't think anyone bought a 3DS for Tales of the Abyss but a lot of folks who bought a 3DS bought Tales of Abyss during that drought and in turn promoted it to their friends.

So, play it safe Insomniac, but don't expect your games to stand out at all by the time that there is a Metroid on the Wii U.

shazz_rulez19
shazz_rulez19

WOW i'm now starting to feel sorry for the WII U now. Each time there is an article about Wii U its either skipping some game or a game getting delayed. WTH. Trust me i am a Sony fanboy  ( A big one ) but still i do feel sorry for Wii U.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

Every article like that puts one more nail to the Wii U's coffin.

corrus
corrus

HAHAHAHAHAHA very funny article

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@JayQproductions 

Like Monolithsoft's "X," Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101 and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem are totally all based on 20+ franchises (sure Fire Emblem is old, but crossovers usually shake things up a lot). Last I checked, Pikmin 3 is offering a completely different way to play the game, more like traditional RTS games thanks to the GamePad, that sounds like a huge change. 

If the games "barely change between games" then why are each major Mario and Zelda game consistently critically acclaimed? Sure you can argue Call of Duty still gets good ratings, but you can see the scores are getting lower and lower each time, especially the user score whereas each 3D Mario and Zelda scores very high both with critics and users. 

Celsius765
Celsius765

@ji99saw not necessarily it depends on the developer and how much effort is put into the game. Insomniac makes good games. Its when you half ass it with multiplats and leave out features that you will fail. Some devs neglect how well informed gamers are via the internet. That said Wii U just needs more games and the userbase to sky rocket. Idk if its grown past its 3 mil userbase but if it shot up 3-5 mil it'd be more financially worth developing for.

Kaihaku279
Kaihaku279

Here, here @MVM69. I purchase Nintendo consoles for first and second party games. For almost everything else, I have my PC.

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

@oo7superdave Your just another Nintendo fanboy in denial if you think that's the only reason why 3rd parties are avoiding Nintendo like the plague. 

The truth is since Nintendo 64, 3rd party sales on Nintendo consoles have been poor. People only buy Nintendo consoles to play Nintendo games. Nintendo has spent so many years pushing their own titles and completely ignoring 3rd parties that their consoles have become a virtual no mans land for western 3rd parties. Add that to the poor sales of the WiiU and avoiding this console is a no brainer for 3rd parties.

Insomniac would be fools to waste money and resources to develop a WiiU version on their very first non exclusive outing. Not only that but Insomniac has to waste even more money and resources on the gimmicky controller.   

 Most of the people who will likely buy their game already own a PS360. 

Mimorpg
Mimorpg

@shazz_rulez19 its just a Phase... Wait for WiiU to Profit.. then everygame will be "Ported""Remade""other shit" to WiiU , and if not.. well.. dark times are coming


Kaihaku279
Kaihaku279

Every time I see this language I think of Wii U crawling out of the grave like a ZombiU, @Techn1c4l 

ji99saw
ji99saw

@Celsius765 @ji99saw Every third party game on the Wii U has flopped miserably and I don't see anything changing. BTW Need for speed on the Wii U was the best version of them all and it flopped so quality means nothing

oo7superdave
oo7superdave

@Slim_Lyrics @oo7superdave not a fanboy at all.  I game on PC and xbox 360,and have had xbox live for almost 10 years so if anything the 360 is were most of my gaming happens just calling it like i see it.  If Nintendo has a sold line up for this fall/holiday season and sell a bunch of consoles the 3rd party companies will all of a sudden start porting games over.

oo7superdave
oo7superdave

@KingofCabal @oo7superdave like i said I don't care that they want to make as much as possible.  They have to make money or go out of business.  I find it ridiculous that they think gamers don't realize the truth and  they give this horrible reasons as to why they aren't porting the game.

shazz_rulez19
shazz_rulez19

@Chui_GamingX @shazz_rulez19  No dude its like look at the ps4 and look at its hype developers are like developing first and third party games for it, and it hasnt been launched. Also more will be announced at e3 plus nintendo isnt even holding a conference at e3.

shazz_rulez19
shazz_rulez19

@Mimorpg @shazz_rulez19 hopefully because if that phase goes before it even came than its same to assume that the Wii U failed like the Wii and the only competition the ps4 will get is the Xbox. (P.S I'm not mentioning PC cuz its on a different league)

corrus
corrus

@Mimorpg @shazz_rulez19 I don't think that will help the truth is that Nintendo not want third party games if they wanted this or some other third party game they would do anything to have it 

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@ji99saw @Celsius765 because nobody owns a Wii U to buy third party games for it? Also if third party doesn't sell on your system, your system should not exist. A handful of rehashed franchises should not and does not justify an entire $300 console. Nintendo can't survive on blind fanboyism forever.

Zaledo
Zaledo

@corrus @Mimorpg @shazz_rulez19 

"Nintendo not want third party games"

Horrible grammar aside, are you serious? Why would they NOT want 3rd party? They are trying, but they can't fucking force developers to port to them. You can't just beg and expect results, not to mention EA would probably pay Bungie NOT to port to the Wii U.

Mimorpg
Mimorpg

@corrus @Mimorpg @shazz_rulez19 Which Proves that they are not "Desperate" ,  They will make third party games flock to them soon enough.. instead of them running to it