Why don't developers make unique games for the Wii U?

#1Megamushroom666Posted 4/15/2014 8:18:18 PM
I get that the Wii U isn't powerful enough for the latest graphics engines and AAA games, but why can't developers make unique, quirky games specially for the Wii U instead?

It's like most developer's mentality is 'since the Wii U can't do the very best, it can't do anything at all.' We all know that the Wii U is plenty powerful enough for great games but seems like no one is giving it a shot except Nintendo and Ubisoft.

EA, Capcom, Rockstar, Square Enix, etc. can all do some great things with the Wii U but they don't even bother. It's just sad to see.

I miss the days when developers were more creative with hardware limitations and utilized various tricks to get the most out of their games. Nowadays if a console can't run the best engines, it's crap and completely abandoned.
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#2NovaLevossidaPosted 4/15/2014 8:23:58 PM
Because no one will buy them. It's not nice, but it's the truth.
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#3Hicks233Posted 4/15/2014 8:25:50 PM
They want to make a profit.
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#4Robo-sanPosted 4/15/2014 8:26:37 PM
You're looking at the wrong developers.

Most big companies don't like to take risks. It's the indie devs that are trying to make unique games for Wii U.

Look at Hex Heroes for instance.
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#5SyCo_VeNoMPosted 4/15/2014 8:35:49 PM(edited)
Its called they are ran by people looking at the fastest return on investment instead of gamers like they once were.
EA is a hollow shell of its former self that cannibalizes studios, and destroys games into quick cash grabs.
Capcom drove itself into a corner basically trying to do with its IPs like EA did, and generate a quick amount of cash.
Rockstar honestly have they ever had a good relation with Nintendo? Also creativity is not their forefront
Also they all go multiplat to try and guarantee a return of investment cause if sales on the xbone bomb for example the PS4 might pick them up. Then comes console makers paying them for exclusivity, and other crap (this is what is destroying it actually) a practice that was introduced by microsoft...

You also are wrong the latest engines do run on the Wii U... well the ones developers bothered making for it run on it like crywares 4th generation engine was done a while back, and they were gonna release Crysis on the Wii U till EA said no to them. If it can run cryteks engine if the devs weren't lazy bums it would be able to run any of them

Indy developers though will take the risk as they are ran by people who actually like games, and still have creative thoughts.
#6Bob the AlmightyPosted 4/15/2014 8:37:52 PM
If people would buy the Wii U more publishers would make more games for it. The user base is just too small for publishers to care.
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#7NovaLevossidaPosted 4/15/2014 8:44:32 PM
Bob the Almighty posted...
If people would buy the Wii U more publishers would make more games for it. The user base is just too small for publishers to care.


Not so. Look at the Wii. Third party support was shovelware. People with more than one console have absolutely no incentive to buy a Wii U version of a multiplatform and developers have no incentive to bother making them.
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#8AstralFrostPosted 4/15/2014 8:45:46 PM
The real reason is that even indie developers aren't interested in Nintendo, most of them are releasing for Playstation.
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#9AstralFrostPosted 4/15/2014 8:48:38 PM
Oh and I agree with your OP, it seems that 'since the Wii U can't do the very best, it can't do anything at all' is the mentality that developers are taking.
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#10userfrigginamePosted 4/15/2014 8:50:06 PM(edited)
Well, there have been games like that on the Wii U. But yeah, gone are the days when those kinds of games were abundant. Now, it's either AAA, indie, or mobile gaming. Publishers are too scared to put too much stock into innovative gameplay. There really aren't that many games where gameplay is DRASTICALLY different like Ape Escape or Bomberman, or other games like that.