Pandemic loves the Wii. No plans yet

pandemicRecently acquired Pandemic (by EA) is hard at work on their new Mercenaries 2 and Saboteur games, both being featured on present gen sytems. Even though Pandemkc president, Josh Resnick, has no plans at the moment for releasing games on the Nintendo Wii, he tells Next-Gen that he "loves" the platform.

"Pandemic has had a long-standing tradition of being multiplatform, and we’re going to continue to do that," Resnick told Next-Gen in a recent interview. "Other than that, we don’t have any other big announcements. But we love the platform."

He mentions details on development for the Nintendo Wii–that it won’t just be poor ports from 360 or PS3 titles. "If and when we start working on [Wii] we’re not going to make the mistake of just trying to port things over to it. We’re going to do something from the ground up that really makes sense for that platform and that audience. But stay tuned."

Well I am glad another company is joining the struggle to bring great third-party games to the Nintendo Wii.

Aside from working on Mercenaries 2 and Saboteur, Pandemic is working on four secrect projects dubbed B, Q, Y and Z. "B" is to be "among the most ambitious that Pandemic Studios has ever taken on"; "Q" is said to be simply "one of Pandemic’s most exciting releases ever"; "Y" will supposedly "break new ground in its [undisclosed] category"; and super-secret "Project Z" "will combine the latest in game technology innovation with remarkable art and creative direction."

Wow, sounds like four different ways to describe one game.

And its relationship so far with EA? "EA’s future lies in really bringing up the quality of their whole portfolio and investing big in original IPs. And that’s why they bought us, frankly. They bought us because we have a track record of doing that, and that’s what they’re looking for in all of EA." Looks like EA made a good decision in acquiring Pandemic after all.



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