IGN’s Wii podcast has added to already escalating rumours that Nintendo is having problems with the much-hyped Wii MotionPlus peripheral, and that it may not see the light of day when originally anticipated.
The device, which is said to make the Wii Remote even more responsive to movement, was due to be launched in June, presumably alongside the killer app that is Wii Sports 2, but when that game failed to materialise on Nintendo’s recently released 2009 schedule, tongues inevitably started waggling.
According to IGN:
Nintendo is internally struggling with Wii MotionPlus, trying to figure out a few hiccups.
We’ve also heard rumours that Wii Sports 2 will have its number of events reduced from 10 to 8, which is a bit of a disappointment.
EA recently got us all excited by seemingly confirming that the MotionPlus would be out before July, but this latest news makes that look rather unlikely. However, Nintendo hasn’t officially said anything on the matter as yet, so let’s keep the faith until it does.