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BioShock on Wii 'Not Out of the Sphere of Possibility'

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In recent months, a number of video game publishers have publicly talked about pulling back Wii support, particularly when it comes to core or mature content. In fact, today a survey from Game Developer found that Wii development dropped from 42 percent last year to just 30 percent this year. Naturally, BioShock doesn't seem like the kind of property that would fit the Wii audience, given these trends, but in our recent in-depth interview with 2K Marin's Jordan Thomas we decided to ask him about making BioShock for Wii anyway. 

"Nothing beyond speculation presently," he answered, then adding: "Anything that's brought to the Wii tends to need to be purpose built, or fairly fundamentally re-architected. There are few games that use Unreal that made it across to the Wii. It doesn't mean that it's out of the sphere of possibility, but it's not something we considered for BioShock 2."

Considering that 2K took BioShock online with multiplayer we asked Thomas what might be next. We brought up the idea of an MMO, but he seemed to hint at co-op gameplay. 

"Personally, I value the intimacy of the BioShock experience. I have not seen an MMO successfully convey that, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. I would be more interested – speaking purely hypothetically – in a BioShock- like game that explored more personal cooperative play, rather than a big amusement park style design," he said

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/bioshock-on-wii-not-out-of-the-sphere-of-possibility/



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That's about the nicest way he could say "No".



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"Nothing beyond speculation presently," is not "no". It mean "not now, but it might come up eventually".



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LordTheNightKnight said:
"Nothing beyond speculation presently," is not "no". It mean "not now, but it might come up eventually".

Ok Lord. Wake me up when Bioshock is announced for the Wii then. I wonder how many times though, developers are going to say "possibly" and "maybe" and never deliver before people will stop believing that it's a true maybe and not a pleasant "no". 

It took 2K half the generation just to put it's sports games on the Wii, and those should have been a given. They wouldn't even finish and release Civilization Revolution for the Wii.  



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Onyxmeth said:

That's about the nicest way he could say "No".

Pretty much, that and he didn't want to say something like "it couldn't happen on Wii" and then that be translated into "The Wii couldn't handle bioshock", you really don't want to alienate a group of gamers you may one day make a game for, much like the RE5 couldn't happen on Wii fiasco where "the Wii couldn't handle the title screen" and now they're like "oh yeah we could do it"

Honestly, very few games this gen have taken advantage of hardware to make a game that couldn't be possible on a last gen console, last gen was the same as well, hell even if you look at GTA as being open world, Rockstar made their first 3D open world type game on the N64.  My point being, it's an FPS, they've been around since forever and a day, if you want to make it, you can make it, just it depends on how shiny you want it to be and how big of a budget you have to work with, hell you could technically make it like Doom with 2D sprites if you wanted.

Sorry for the rant I just started thinking about the subject more in depth



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There will be no Bioshock on Wii. But maybe we'll get a Bioshock light-gun shooter, which will sell terribly because it makes no sense and is dropped in a very oversaturated genre, but is used as an example of why main franchises and mature games shouldn't be on Wii. That'd be just swell!



LordTheNightKnight said:
"Nothing beyond speculation presently," is not "no". It mean "not now, but it might come up eventually".

Developers rarely say no. Doing this keeps Wii fans off their back.



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"Ok Lord. Wake me up when Bioshock is announced for the Wii then."

I didn't say it would happen, just that they aren't saying "no". They're saying "we've looked into it, even if it doesn't happen". It seems silly but there is a difference.

Although they are at least not claiming working on the Wii would be going backwards and then putting their games on the iPhone.



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