Nintendo’s next console, the Wii U will offer PS3 and Xbox 360 rivalling performance and it’s online integration will make it ‘friendlier to core games’, says Activision’s Eric Hirshberg.
“I think Nintendo’s an incredible company and it looks like this is a platform that’s going to be even more relevant to the kinds of games we make,” he told Industry Gamers during an interview last week.
“They’re committing to HD, greater processing power, digital infrastructure, connected universe at the back end…Those are all the things we need to make a state of the art experience for a lot of games,” he added.
Hirshberg wouldn’t confirm the Call of Duty franchise for the console (despite the inevitability of it), but he did express Activision’s caution over using new control tech for FPS games.
“There are some first person shooters out there that are using motion control and Kinect and we’re not and that’s a conscious choice. Call of Duty runs at 60 fps. It’s an incredibly precise game. It’s an incredibly smooth game. We still think the DualShock controller is the best way to deliver that game. But there are other games where new innovations make all the sense in the world,” he said.
“I was very excited about some of the things that I saw in the Wii U because I thought it was an innovative take on the next gen controller and the next gen console. I was really excited to see Nintendo taking their console into something that I think is going to be friendlier to core games.”