UK-based developer Codemasters' only announced Wii U offering so far is the upcoming port of F1 Race Stars, but that doesn't mean the new system hasn't caught its eye.

In a recent interview with, senior producer at Codemasters Clive Moody said he had played the Wii U, and that so far he liked what he saw:

It works brilliantly, having played it. I think it is the future. I mean, you've only got to look at what's happening in the world of mobile, you've got iPads, Surface just came out from Microsoft. I think you're going to see a lot more of that cross-over, that sort of multi-platform, multi-component experience.

He also spoke a little about the future of gaming in general, saying that although the disc still has a role to play in the gaming industry the downloading of video games through digital channels is something that cannot be ignored. He believes that as soon as the internet's global infrastructure can handle it, we'll be downloading all of our video game — and possibly DVD — purchases through digital stores:

I think ultimately we'll be fully digital, it'll get there.

It's nice to see developers that aren't currently producing anything for Wii U still getting to grips with the new system, and are enjoying what it offers to the industry.

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