The Wii U has got a lot of people excited and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is no exception. Speaking to IndustryGamers, he spoke confidently on Nintendo's ability to sell the Wii U to gamers ― even the ones who aren't convinced with Nintendo's upcoming home console.
Regarding the naysayers who dismiss the console as nothing but old technology, Bleszinski offered his take on the perception of innovation:
From what I’ve seen, it looks pretty cool. It seems like you can stream your game from your television directly to your [tablet] controller, so if you have irritable bowel syndrome, or a small bladder, you can still play it in the toilet. That’s great. But, you know, from what people are saying online, they’re like, "Oh, it’s just a DreamCast, whatever." But it’s like, "Dude, what’s old is new sometimes."
Bleszinski is clearly enthusiastic about the Wii U, and even thinks the gamers with negative attitudes will give in to the Wii U's appeal when all is said and done:
The Power Glove [back on NES] led to the Wii, right? The Virtual Boy led to the 3DS, right? A lot of these older technologies that you forget about are [the technological predecessors]. The Kinect is a sophisticated webcam, right? So I’m just dying to see it. It’s Nintendo. I’ll buy it. I know I’ll buy it. [The sceptical gamers will] talk sh*t but they’ll buy it...
Epic Games ― the studio behind the Gears of War series, Infinity Blade and Bulletstorm ― has made no official announcements regarding Wii U projects, but co-founder Mark Rein has hinted in the past that something is in the works. Speaking to Joystiq after the E3 2011 expo, Rein summarised Epic Games' position on Wii U development with:
If Nintendo made a system that could run our engine, we'd be on it like water on fish. And so when someone asked me what I thought about the Wii U, I said, "Water, meet fish."