Last week, we reported that Insomniac CEO Ted Price had branded the Wii U "current gen" and stated that his studio wasn't working on any projects for the system.
He should probably have added a "at the moment" to the end of that comment, because only a few days later, Price has changed his tune slightly.
Speaking to Digitally Downloaded about Insomniac's debut multiformat title FUSE, Price admitted that while the Wii U isn't part of his company's plans for the immediate future, he's not ruling it out entirely:
We have to be selective because it’s easy to start to stretch yourself too thin. So we’re careful about where we go. One of the questions I got a lot of early on was 'why aren’t you developing for the Wii U?' and the answer was simply bandwidth. We had to focus on delivering a great game on multiple platforms, but there’s a point where we had to make hard choices, and for us we needed to limit the number of platforms for FUSE...but we’re not ruling out anything in the future. We are a content creator and we want to reach as large of an audience as we can.
Price added that he's actually a fan of Nintendo, and wants to see more of the company's famous IP on the Wii U:
As a player what I would love to see is more of those games that I grew up with. Zeldas, Marios, Metroid - those are the games I look for from Nintendo, and I hope more of them come out for the Wii U.
Given the remarkably negative reaction to Price's earlier comments, does this attempt to clarify his stance change your mind at all? Insomniac isn't the only third-party to snub the Wii U, and given that FUSE is a unique venture for the company, can it really be blamed for playing it safe and not producing a Nintendo version? Post a comment to tell us what you think about the situation.