Bungie's next big game could be on the Wii? Say it ain't so!

#1 Edited by MightyMayorMike (423 posts) -

I respect the versatility and innovation of the Wii as much as anyone, but hearing Bungie's Harold Ryan say there could be a place for the Wii in the future kind of disturbs me. He was talking to Kotaku.
 
I just wonder why studios bother with it. You pretty much have to put out an entirely different game than the one you're making and, really, unless your game has Nintendo slapped on the box it probably won't sell that well.
 
Don't all of us have something in addition to a Wii? I can't imagine there's a serious gamer deprived of the big titles because all they have is a Wii. I guess since I just love Bungie, I really want to see them spread their wings and this whole Activision thing seems dubious.
 
Edit: made the link into an actual link.

#2 Edited by ProfessorEss (7518 posts) -

Maybe Bungie is just interested in making a killer Wii FPS.
...and maybe they are just the cats to make that breakthrough.

#3 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

Personally I couldn't be happier about that, the Wii has a lot of potential and Bungie isn't a crap studio.  
 
Real good developers potentially doing real good things on the Wii shouldn't "disturb" anyone unless you're a nonsensical fanboy.

#4 Edited by Lawrens (688 posts) -

Sounds good to me, if they want to make a Wii game, good for them, as long as it's fun.

They'll probably be going multiplatform if they want to make money, but then, you never know, they could be able to make a game that becomes really popular to those millions of people that owns a wii. Halo was really popular and it wasn't even on a winning console.

#5 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:
" Maybe Bungie is just interested in making a killer Wii FPS. ...and maybe they are just the cats to make that breakthrough. "
This. I'd be surprised to see them actually come out with anything on the Wii, but if they did it'd be interesting to see how they do when they can't lean on aim-assist. 
While their single player outings have left much to be desired, their multiplayer prowess cannot be questioned.
#6 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

And Metroid has already laid the template for what it takes to have good controls in a Wii shooter (as with Red Steel 2), so it's easily possible and by no means a frightening prospect

#7 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -

Bungie successfully brought first-person shooters to consoles. If anyone could put out a quality Wii first-person shooter, it's them.

#8 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

It will be interesting what they do.
 
But will Bungie be able to do something new, or are they a one trick pony?

#9 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

The less exclusives the more everyone wins in the long run (and the less consoles to buy). It's a draining investment when you don't want to miss out on any top-tier titles.

#10 Posted by MightyMayorMike (423 posts) -
Yeah, I figured "fanboy" would be thrown around.
 
If they make a dedicated Wii game, then that's awesome. I probably wasn't explicit enough, but going multi-platform and then having a Wii game that's like the game you're making (like they did with Call of Duty) tacked on just seems like it takes away from development time for a title. But I guess Bungie is big enough that they could have different teams.
 
In the end, I definitely think Bungie should do what it wants. I just personally wouldn't be excited by a Wii title. I have tons of fun playing Wii games at a bud's house, but they've never had the immersive quality for me that Bungie's games have. Maybe they'd prove me wrong!
#11 Posted by MightyMayorMike (423 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" It will be interesting what they do.  But will Bungie be able to do something new, or are they a one trick pony? "
They've done plenty new in the past. Halo isn't their only game. Or do you think they've become one because of it?
#12 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" It will be interesting what they do.  But will Bungie be able to do something new, or are they a one trick pony? "
They made real-time strategy and third-person action games before Halo, so they're definitely not a one-trick pony.
#13 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

I pity everyone who doesn't own a Wii in 2010.

#14 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Remember when they tried making Halo on the DS? That looked like it worked out very well. So I imagine, if they will be making a game for the Wii, it will actually be better than any other game on the Wii.

#15 Edited by Willy105 (4691 posts) -
@Icemael said:

" @Willy105 said:

" It will be interesting what they do.  But will Bungie be able to do something new, or are they a one trick pony? "
They made real-time strategy and third-person action games before Halo, so they're definitely not a one-trick pony. "
That was a very long time ago.
 
Halo Wars wasn't even made by them, which is ironic considering Halo was supposed to be an RTS.
 
@Icemael said:
" Bungie successfully brought first-person shooters to consoles. If anyone could put out a quality Wii first-person shooter, it's them. "

No, that was Rare.
 
Bungie made the Xbox a contender in the console race, which is just as important.
#16 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" Remember when they tried making Halo on the DS? That looked like it worked out very well. So I imagine, if they will be making a game for the Wii, it will actually be better than any other game on the Wii. "
Halo DS wasn't Bungie. It was the developer of GoldenEye Rogue something.
#17 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" @ch13696 said:
" Remember when they tried making Halo on the DS? That looked like it worked out very well. So I imagine, if they will be making a game for the Wii, it will actually be better than any other game on the Wii. "
Halo DS wasn't Bungie. It was the developer of GoldenEye Rogue something. "
Didn't Bungie own some sort of right to it?
#18 Posted by Gabriel (4081 posts) -

There not making a dedicated Wii game, if anything whatever they make on PS3/360 would be later ported to Wii.

#19 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" @Willy105 said:
" @ch13696 said:
" Remember when they tried making Halo on the DS? That looked like it worked out very well. So I imagine, if they will be making a game for the Wii, it will actually be better than any other game on the Wii. "
Halo DS wasn't Bungie. It was the developer of GoldenEye Rogue something. "
Didn't Bungie own some sort of right to it? "

I don't know if Bungie had anything to do with it, but Microsoft has done a couple of DS projects, most notably with Rare.

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