BioWare Interested In Wii Development
Posted by Jon Wahlgren
CEO finds the prospect "intriguing."
With an install base of 50 million people world-wise, the Wii has become an increasingly difficult market for developers to ignore. Elder Scrolls and Fallout 3 devs Bethesda Softworks recently declared their interest in a game for Ninty's machine, and now another big dev is eyeing the potential money train.
BioWare, known action role-playing heavy hitters like Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and also DS title Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, find the prospect of a Wii game to be increasingly alluring, according to Ray CEO Muzyka.
We'd be intrigued by the idea of developing on Wii but we have nothing to announce right now. We do have some unannounced projects that we're not ready to talk about yet, and they are different from some things we've done in the past... Our goal, really long-term, is to broaden our base and continue to differentiate and have diversity of choice on different platforms, because we know there are different audiences on platforms like mobile and Wii, and different geographic markets and distribution and business models.
Maybe once they're finished hammering away on Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 the company will reveal one of those unannounced projects and send some Wii owners into a fit of giddy.