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Irrational Games' Ken Levine Has "No Plans" For Wii U Game

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Posted July 12, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich




Irrational Games' Ken Levine Has

Irrational Game's Ken Levine has no plan for a Wii-U Bioshock, or any other game for that matter. You may remember a montage of developers praising the Wii U from Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference. Ken Levine was one of the devs who was featured in the pro-Wii U video, leading many to speculate a Wii-U BioShock was on its way. In an interview with IGN, Ken Levine denied this, "Just to be clear, there are no plans. I'm not saying it can't happen, but we have no plans to do any games for that platform."

Levine may not have plans for Nintendo's platform yet, but it's something on his mind. He feels the Wii U, along with the PSVita, are geared towards the core gamer. To read all of his thoughts on the Wii U, keep reading.

"Just to be clear, there are no plans. I'm not saying it can't happen, but we have no plans to do any games for that platform. There are things about it that, as a core gamer, really appeal to me, that have nothing to do with Fruit Ninja. I have nothing against Fruit Ninja, I respect all kinds of games, I love all kinds of games, there are just certain kinds of things that are more suited to my taste. There are some things, as a core gamer, as a guy who likes lying in bed playing... I've always had to sacrifice that core gaming experience when I lie in bed playing games. We're now getting to a place with Vita and what Nintendo's doing where that's not necessarily going to be the case, where you can play full-on hardcore games in bed with the lights out while your wife's asleep. I like that a lot. That means a lot to me. On the airplane? That means a lot to me as a core gamer, that you've got two sticks. That's so important to me. The fact that the Wii U has got two sticks... I feel it's like... It's a great year for the core coming back and saying, okay, have your touch screens, have your motion control, we'll try to make that work, and if you can pull that off it'll be really good. But I want to have my cake and eat it too. I think these experiences are starting to allow that to happen. I love my iPad, but I mostly work on it, I don't play a lot of games on it, because I'm not into that style or form factor, that three-minute experience. "

Do you think Levine is right? Is the Wii U for core gamers?

Source: IGN

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