Again, hello from Leipzig. This is just a brief update on my interviews. Over the last days, I spoke at length to Sid Meier, Gabe Newell and Will Wright. Of course, I cannot transcribe the interviews right now, as the tapes are now safely tucked away in the RTL studio here. I will do so in good time What I can tell you now is my recollection of what these developers have had to say about Wii.
Sid Meier, being a PC man, of course, is unlikely to develop for the console anytime. Still, he was impressed by it.
While Gabe Newell said quite clearly that it's the hardest console to develop for (because of the unique controller), he also said the Wii would be a cool platform for Half Life's crowbar.
Will Wright was outspokenly positive about Nintendo. He could not comment on a possible Spore port, but he said that Wii was most apt to capture the mass market. So good news indeed for the Nintendo console from Leipzig.