Gearbox Software: Wii U “a really nice bridge to the next generation”

Gearbox Software’s CEO and president Randy Pitchford has once again commented on the Wii U, citing that it’s “a really nice bridge to the next generation”.

Aliens: Colonial Marines, currently being developed by the studio, is a game currently confirmed for Nintendo’s upcoming home console, to be published by SEGA.

“Nintendo still has a lot to announce with their platform, and it’s not up to us to go ahead of them,” Pitchford discussed with Joystiq. “I think it’s a great platform and I’m really excited about it, particularly with this game, there’s a lot of exciting opportunities like, ‘Wow, my motion tracker is there, and I can move it like this!’ There’s just so much cool stuff”.

He continues, “There’s a lot that we can do with that screen. It’s a really cool system – it’s pretty powerful. I want to be careful, because I don’t want to risk any sensitive information that Nintendo’s not ready to share yet, but in our experience it’s a great system. I think it’s a really nice bridge to the next generation.

“I think people will be surprised. I don’t know off the top of my head how many of the specs they’ve released, so I want to be very careful not to jump the gun, but we’re very pleased with the hardware. And even since they gave us our first alpha kit, our very first ‘pre-prototype’ development hardware that they kind of let us play around with, they’ve done so many things to make the platform better. So it’s getting better for us as developers”.

E3 2012 in June certainly can’t come soon enough.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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