Epic Games doesn’t like Wii. Here’s what president Mike Capps had to say in a gang-bang interview with IGN.
“Pffffffffftâ€¦[when asked by reporter Nate Ahearn what the chief officer thought of Wii, to which Ahearn replied, “I think the same thing!”] It’s a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they’re like, â€˜Oh my God that’s so cool, I’m gonna go buy itâ€™. So you stop playing it after two months, but they buy it and they stop playing it after two months but they’ve showed it to someone else who then goes out and buys it and so on. Everyone I know bought one and nobody turns it on.”
Capps then proceeds to call Wii a great business investment but that his company will not be investing. “We go forward, not back,” he said, suggesting that any company that develops Wii games are digressing the medium, not progressing it.
Sounds like someone is scared Nintendo will eat into their lucrative middleware business, which makes its money selling pretty graphics tech to game developers. It’s one thing to dislike Wii for what it is, but another to dislike it due to conflict of interest.
Beware of anyone who brags about buyer’s remorse.