Former Codemasters Boss: Don't Rule Nintendo Out
Posted by Damien McFerran
"Nintendo has always been a pioneer and has always been innovative"
Yesterday we posted a video interview with David Darling, one of the founders of UK studio Codemasters. We chatted about his time with the company responsible for such hits as Micro Machines and BMX Simulator, but also (off-camera) touched briefly on the topic of Nintendo's current fortunes.
Darling has a unique perspective on the industry as it stands how, as he's currently working hard at mobile developer Kwalee, where he and his team are creating multiplayer-focused titles for iOS and Android. When quizzed about Nintendo's problems with the Wii U, Darling was keen to point out that the Japanese veteran has a habit of pulling ground-breaking concepts out of nowhere:
The original Wii was really innovative and Nintendo could very well do something like that again in the living room.
Nintendo has always been a pioneer and has always been innovative, so there's a good chance it will continue to do that.
Interestingly, Darling suggested that the firm could potentially do something with mind control, an interface method that sounds outlandish but is currently being researched at Warwick University — just down the road from Kwalee's Leamington Spa offices. Given that Nintendo has already experimented with the Vitality Sensor, perhaps using the power of your mind is the next logical step for the firm?
The Wii U is a long way off being finished, but do you think that Nintendo's next machine could be another revolution in the same way the Wii was? Or have we not seen everything the Wii U is capable of yet? Post a comment to share your feelings.