Michael Kelbaugh, president and CEO of Retro Studios
, has revealed that one of the most highly anticipated Wii games of 2007, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
will shockingly NOT feature an online multiplayer option. The game is Wii's major FPS, with some sources claiming it will be bigger than Halo 3
When asked directly about online play, Kelbaugh said, "No. It's something we talked about early on, but we only have so many resources. We opted to devote those resources to making a better single-player experience."
Apparently the game is all about the Wii controls according to Michael - ?destroyer of dreams? - Kelbaugh, who notes that, ?The integration of the controls with the Wii controller is a phenomenal difference, and a dramatic improvement in the experience as a whole.?
He adds, ?When we first saw the Wii controller, our game director Mark Pacini was really concerned about being able to take all the controls we used in Metroid Primes 1
- because, really, you use every single button in those games - and morph them into the Wii controller. So, we spent a tremendous amount of time making that as seamless and as intuitive as possible. And I think we accomplished that. I think we did a really good job, so that you can pick the Remote and Nunchuk up and not be intimidated.?
Finally, discussing the ongoing delays with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Kelbaugh revealed that, ?Mr. Iwata challenged us last fall to make this equal to, if not exceeding, the Zelda
experience. And he said he would support it by giving us more time. It was, ?Here's the bar. What is it going to take to reach it?? And the obvious answer was, ?Well, we're going to need more time.? And he agreed.?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay, its quality-driven, not date-driven. We get it. Here?s some recent screens from the game. But no online play
? Jeez?source: GamePro.com