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Epic Games never to develop a game for Wii, President feels Wii is a virus

Posted on April 20, 2008 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii


In an interview, Mike Capps (President of Epic Games) had this to say about the Wii:

“It’s a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they’re like, “Oh my God that’s so cool, I’m gonna go buy it.” So you stop playing it after two months, but they buy it and they stop playing it after two months but they’ve showed it to someone else who then go out and buy it and so on. Everyone I know bought one and nobody turns it on. Obviously there’s a class of people who really love it and enjoy it and are getting into the games but I’m still waiting for that one game that makes me play it. Who knows, maybe Wii Fit will be it.”

Also during the interview, Capps insisted that Epic Games will never create a title for the Wii. He insisted, “no, we go forward, not back. It makes more sense for us to invest in the next-generation tech.”

It’s impossible to say that the technology of the Wii can match that of the 360, but the approach to video games has moved forward because of the system. I strongly believe that the Wii has impacted the industry, and there would be no possible way to progress if developers and publishers relied only on horsepower and graphics cards. Gaming needs other things, too, such as creativity and a fresh approach.


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