So there I was doing some internet browsing, looking up Bungie’s next project Destiny and the possibility of the game being developed for the Wii U. And what better way to get some information/answers, head straight to the horses mouth.
It turns out that a forum poster that goes by the name SurprisedRICK had asked the very same question. “Why no Destiny for Wii U?” In the forum post at hand, there are some reasonable answers, (possible no mention of Wii U development because of the current low install base) and some not reasonable answers, (Nintendo can’t do online).
Funny because I can play Splinter Cell: Blacklist online on the Wii U (a Nintendo product) and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate online without real issues. The odd Blacklist teething problem, but nothing a patch won’t fix. Like most games, they have bugs.
Most try and debunk the Wii U as childish, gay and for noobs, whilst others (kids probably not old enough to shave) bang on about the Playstation 4 and Xbox One being it. Yes they are the it, the buzzwords of the moment if you’re a fan of Sony or Microsoft. But what about fans who game the Nintendo way? Have they not got the right to ask, and get an answer without being called all things derogatory.
Yes we know it’s fanboy banter that gets too close to the knuckle, but on an official forum, this stuff should be moderated, do you not think?
So Bungie, are you planning to bring Destiny to the Wii U, a simple yes or no will suffice.
Some people are not happy, why? Because they simply like to find something to moan at when the words Call of Duty are spoken. It’s official, after the cloak and dagger treatment the Wii U was eventually confirmed as a platform that will see this years iteration of Call of Duty. An iteration that has had it’s biggest overhaul since Modern Warfare. Dogs, smart fish and GI Jane/s. Oh and Sub-D! Sounds like a dodgy name for a 1990’s hip hop group. But it makes circles really round (when focused in/gun optics and such) apparently.
In a recent interview with Joystiq Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg spoke candidly about the Call of Duty franchise and how Activision are doing everything they can to help Nintendo and the Wii U gain some momentum, (may I counter that, see video @4:01) and simply say then put Wii U down as a pre-order platform for Destiny.
Like I stated in the Ubisoft and Splinter Cell: Blacklist article. Call of Duty: Ghosts and other content like Skylanders Swap Force, Angry Birds Trilogy and Angry Birds Star Wars could be last chance saloon for Nintendo and Wii U. Meaning if these games sell like crap, then kiss 3rd party support from Activision goodbye, if they sell big, then who knows some Destiny might be coming the Wii U way.
What do you think, and are you going to support Activision. Are you up for this years Call of Duty killing spree? Or are you going for some former mobile shovelware.
So the dog with the tattoo is confirmed for Wii U. Question is are you in or out?
Wii U owners (myself included) have been banging on about 3rd party support, and if this years Call of Duty does the business on the Nintendo side of the fence, it could really have a ripple effect.
#Operation3rdParty, spread the word.