Codemasters: F1 2013 Would Need To Be "A Very Different Game" To Run On Wii U
Posted by Damien McFerran
Don't hold your breath for a Nintendo version, then
F1 2013 — the latest entry in the popular motor racing series from UK publisher Codemasters — is being revealed today. Given that F1 Race Stars has recently been ported to the Wii U, it's understandable that many Nintendo petrol heads are hopeful that this sequel will get the same treatment.
However, according to Codemasters creative director Steve Hood, a quick and easy conversion isn't possible:
@Shaki12345 Unfortunately it'd have to be a very different game just to run on the Wii U— Steve Hood (@T4RG4) July 9, 2013
It's the same old story, we suppose — the Wii U's install base is so low that developers aren't willing to make the additional effort to port their titles to the console. If the Wii U could boast the same sales performance as its forerunner we would imagine that particular Twitter exchange would have gone somewhat differently.
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