Says 'the Wii is a toy instead of a console'...
Beamdog founder and former BioWare man, Trent Oster, says Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition will not be coming to Wii U... explains why.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is a remake of the PC RPG Baldur's Gate, which was developed by BioWare, and it's coming to PC, Mac OS and iPad.
The port is being handled Overhaul Games, a division of Beamdog, company that includes many BioWare's ex-employees.
Well, looks like Beamdog's Boss, Trent Oster, is a 'bit' mad with Nintendo, as he says the game won't be coming to Wii U, as his first experience working with Nintendo ensured they won't work together again.
According to him, “The Wii is a toy, not a console.""We don't do Nintendo development," he stated. "Our previous experience with Nintendo was enough to ensure there will not be another.
"My problems with Nintendo are: requiring 6000 unit sales before payment, a certification process that took us 9 months and a 40mb limit. Nintendo isn't a good platform for developers.
Last year, Beamdog released a port of the BioWare action game MDK2 for WiiWare. Looks like it didn't do very well. It isn’t known if it had passed the 6,000 milestone... probably not and that's why he now slams Nintendo like this!Oster went on to call the Wii a toy instead of a console, citing the system's low attach rate. "You buy a Wii, Wii sports and never buy another game," Oster said. "Bad for devs."
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is releasing this summer on the mentioned platforms above.
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/baldu...intendo/094549
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.vg247.com/2012/04/17/bald...-beamdog-boss/
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!