A LinkedIn listing for a Midway employee:
me too, since on a recent interview Nintendo claimed that for creating a wii2 they will want more than the adherence to the HD format. So it might be a while till it is announced.
" I am betting "mistake". Not enough information to draw any real conclusions. "
If he's based in Durham, and worked on Wheelman - wouldn't that mean he worked for Midway Newcastle? And Midway Newcastle closed down because it wasn't part of the WB takeover and they couldn't find a buyer for the studio. So that information is out of date & been there for a long while. Which makes it seem more and more likely to be a mistake. The studio closed in January, and to have been working on a full project for Wii2, I'd assume they would have had to have had the dev kit for a couple of months before that. So we're looking at Dev Kit's being available in November if it is real. And that seems like a loooooong time to have dev kits out there without any sort of official announcement from Nintendo, or at least other rumours about Dev Kits being out there.
"Midway" isn't working on anything, because "Midway" doesn't exist. WB kept the Chicago team and the Seattle group that was working on This Is Vegas and previously did The Suffering.
That profile is way out of date and probably refers to some ideas Newcastle had that were so far off in the development pipeline that they even started thinking about the next generation of hardware. It definitely doesn't mean that they had devkits or knew anything specific about a Wii successor or anything like that. One of those games is probably Necessary Force, the game Midway Newcastle started showing off right before they were shut down, hoping that the new IP would get them enough attention to get bought and saved.
Or to put it another way: this is not news.
" @jonnyboy said:Oh God." I'm not keen on 'Wii Two'. Would prefer 'Twii'. "Then in 6 months time when nintendo decide to re-iterate on it - making it half form and a bit more portable - it can be known as the:- twii-lite fuck "
I know, I'm just trollin'
@emkeighcameron: As I've already told Jeff, there are numerous sites that have reported this story, there' also nothing within the OP that suggests that it is fact or that it is "news" as he states. Or that I think it's fact myself. Midway continues to exist until the court proceeding are finished with, form what I understand the legal proceedings are on going up until sometime in May when they're due to cease. "
" "Wii 2" meaning it's the successor to the Wii is as likely as the "Xbox" listings being intended for the original Xbox. At least, in my opinion. "I was going to pint the lack of "360" next to Xbox, but I was too lazy. Lucky we have you :-)
I don't know who Mr. Jared is, but that's a pretty absurd position to take, unless you also believe the majority of people buying fighting games are playing them at some super advanced level. You could apply that warped logic to almost any genre or game out there.
"Wait... Midway are still active? "
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