Why Borderlands isn’t on Wii U
Borderlands, one of Gearbox’s strongest IPs, has yet to land on the Wii U. What would it take to get the franchise on the new console?
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford told GamesMaster that Borderlands isn’t on the system since the team has not yet thought of “a natural, obvious, ‘OMG, I want that for what the Wii U brings to the table’ feature.”
“We get asked if there is going to be a Wii U version of Borderlands, and the reason why there’s not is because we couldn’t think of a natural, obvious, ‘OMG, I want that for what the Wii U brings to the table’ feature.”
Contrasting this with Aliens: Colonial Marines, which will release on the Wii U next year, Pitchford said:
“But with Aliens, the first thing we thought was ‘Holy sh*t, I can have a motion controller in my hands!’ When it’s there in my lap it feels like I’m part of the movie.”
Thanks to joclo for the tip.