Activision may have insisted on the Wii U Pro controller for Call Of Duty
Nintendo may have had to give some serious concessions in order to convince Activision to bring Call Of Duty to the Wii U.
Outspoken analyst Michael Pachter believes that Activision insisted that they give gamers a more traditional control option for Call Of Duty gamers in order for them to bring their big money-spinner to Nintendo's new home console. The result is the Wii U Pro controller styled on the Xbox 360 controller.
At this year's Develop conference Pachter said on the Wii U, "I dont get it," he said. "I think that essentially this is a solution in search of a problem. I mean, somebody had an idea - 'let's make the controller a tablet' - and there aren't many games that are going to take advantage of that. Activision never said anything to me, but I know that [for] big games like Call Of Duty they said, 'No, we're not putting it on there if you don't give us a conventional controller'. So they gave in."
"I don't think they suck - I just think that they really believe that, 'If we're still novel, everything we do will work'. This isn't going to work. Hardcore gamers will buy them; hardcore Nintendo fanboys will buy it. They could put out a piece of cardboard and say that it'll play Mario and they'll buy it."
Thanks Edge Online.