How To Survive Developer Points Out Reason For Lack of Online Multiplayer In Wii U Version
Posted by Orla Madden
More focused on the story mode and GamePad features
Back in August, we reported that zombie title How To Survive would be slaying its way on to the Wii U eShop. However Wii U owners will be receiving a watered down version of the game with the online multiplayer found on other platforms being absent - something that is becoming more common for Nintendo fans.
In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything, Jules Benjamin - director of the title's development studio, Eko Software - explained how the team decided to focus on the story mode and putting more care and attention into the features of the Wii U GamePad:
The Wii U has a lot of unique features and we needed to make the right choices. We preferred to improve the biggest part of the game – the story mode – and develop specific features for the Wii U instead of doing a straight port and not taking care of the second screen.
As a form of consolation, Benjamin did include that the Wii U version was "fully redesigned" and is set to include features that wouldn't have been possible to do on other platforms.
So, zombies didn't attack the studio before completing any online features for the game, it was intentional. Are you satisfied with the developer's response to the situation? Throw some of your thoughts in the comment section below.