Earlier today, Eurogamer had the opportunity to speak with the Vice President of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, in regards to the Nintendo Wii U development kits that were recently received. While Nintendo has yet to announce a firm release date or timeframe for their upcoming gaming console, they have confirmed that the unit will launch sometime after April of 2012 providing developers and publishers with time to prepare their titles for a day one launch of their software. Read more for Mr. Wilson?s hopes of the Wii U and what EA Sports believes they can achieve after playing with the development kit.
While speaking on the future of the Wii U and whether or not EA Sports will be able to achieve what they have produced for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Andrew Wilson replied with the following:
“It’s still moving, but I think we’ll be able to do anything that we can do on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the Wii U.”
As someone would expect with the console launching 6-7 years after the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Eurogamer asked Wilson if he believes one day we will see the Wii U exceed what has been accomplished on the current high definition consoles and he said:
“I think that’s our hope, but again we’re still in the early stages.”
As I discussed last month on Nick?s Gaming View Episode #43, I find these discoveries obvious as the rapid progression of technology nowadays is incredible. Do not get me wrong, I am not bashing Nintendo in any way as they are simply reaching out to their target market that they discovered with the launch of the Wii, but should we be surprised that a console launching 6-7 years after the PS3 and Xbox 360 will compete and possibly surpass the consoles during its lifecycle? At this time Nintendo has yet to reveal detailed specs on the Wii U, but I would hope Nintendo would at least accomplish what?s being seen today.