Straight Right not ready for Wii U game reveal
Having indicated that they were preparing to reveal their next Wii U project, Straight Right have now backtracked saying that they can’t discuss it.
“We can’t talk about what we’re working on right now, but we certainly hope to be able to develop more titles for Wii U,” Straight Right’s Tom Crago explained to NTower. “On the subject of Nintendo platforms, we’re also really interested in the 3DS. It’d be fun to do something there in the next year or so too.”
A LinkedIn profile revealed that the developer was involved “porting a triple-A Square Enix game,” which is now largely expected to be Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
If this is the project in question, Square Enix last night confirmed it would be showing an unannounced Wii U title at PAX East.
Crago also discussed the skepticism surrounding the Wii U, commenting that Nintendo need to release strong first-party software to allow the console to gain momentum.
“Nintendo certainly need to sell some more Wii U’s. There’s no doubt about that,” he began. “Within the next 12 months I imagine we’ll be seeing new hardware ship and then, yes, the battle lines will be drawn.
“Nintendo won the last round with the Wii but Sony and Microsoft will be hungry for victory this time around. It will be fascinating to see how it all unfolds.”
He continued, “I guess, from the Nintendo perspective, we all hope that there will be some more first-party titles this year that will boost the console’s momentum.
“It needs to get into more homes and reach that tipping point where it becomes more viable for third-party publishers and developers to invest in creating new content. I really hope that happens.”