Infinity Ward Unhappy With Wii's Power
Posted by Damien McFerran
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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 6 months then you'll be aware that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is almost upon us, with everyone and their auntie getting unreasonably excited about the prospect of blowing up generic bad guys and making tiresome "RAT-A-TAT-TAT" noises under their breath.
Wii owners are getting a port of the previous Modern Warfare to ensure they don't feel left out, but Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling doesn't expect the company's dalliance with the platform to go much further than that; Nintendo's machine just doesn't cut the mustard when it comes to raw power.
"If we felt like we could deliver the cinematic experience we were going for on other platforms, then we would gladly move to that platform," commented Bowling. "Right now, we don't think the Wii can deliver the exact experience that we’re doing. We like to be very equal across all platforms, and if it’s not equal then we won’t do it."
We've already come to terms with the harrowing truth that the Wii version of Modern Warface isn't going to be an exact copy of the 360 and PS3 editions, so such opinions are hardly a shock. Still, it would be nice to see MW2 at some point, so it's a shame that Infinity Ward currently seems to be so down on the idea.
Maybe stellar sales of the first title will change its mind?