Gearbox seems to love Nintendo's Wii U. After all, it's making a version of Aliens: Colonial Marines for the system. But, what about Gearbox's smash hit, Borderlands? Nope, that's not seeing a Wii U release. Sorry.
CEO Randy Pitchford explains that the reason for this is due to the lack of obvious ways to utilise the GamePad in a manner that would enhance the Borderlands
To GamesMaster magazine, he said, "We get asked if there is going to be a Wii U version of Borderlands
... The reason why there's not is because we couldn't think of a natural, obvious, 'OMG, I want that for what the Wii U brings to the table' feature.
"But with Aliens
, the first thing we thought was 'Holy shit, I can have a motion controller in my hands!' When it's there in my lap it feels like I'm part of the movie."
Perhaps if the Wii U was around when Borderlands 2
development started, things would have worked out differently. But hey, at least developers are actively thinking of positive uses for the GamePad and aren't so willing to work on simple ports for the system. That's got to count for something, right?
Via Nintendo Everything