Levine: Irrational has 'no plans' for Wii U

Irrational Games

When the Wii U was officially revealed at E3, the company showed a video vignette of third-party developers expressing excitement and support for the new console. Among them was Irrational Games Creative Director Ken Levine, who has now revealed that despite the enthusiasm he showed for the console in the video, the studio has "no plans" to make any games for it.

"Just to be clear, there are no plans," Levine told IGN. "I’m not saying it can’t happen, but we have no plans to do any games for that platform."

Despite his surprising clarification, Levine still expressed his interest in the possibilities of both the Wii U and the PlayStation Vita.

"There are some things, as a core gamer, as a guy who likes lying in bed playing… I’ve always had to sacrifice that core gaming experience when I lie in bed playing games," he stated. "We’re now getting to a place with Vita and what Nintendo’s doing where that’s not necessarily going to be the case, where you can play full-on hardcore games in bed with the lights out while your wife’s asleep. I like that a lot.

"That means a lot to me. On the airplane? That means a lot to me as a core gamer, that you’ve got two sticks. That’s so important to me."

Levine then went on to say that these possibilities will allow 2012 to be a time where the core gamer can hopefully coexist with the casual gamer on the same platform.

"It’s a great year for the core coming back and saying, okay, have your touch screens, have your motion control, we’ll try to make that work, and if you can pull that off it’ll be really good," he continued. "But I want to have my cake and eat it too. I think these experiences are starting to allow that to happen."



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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