The Wii is just not Epic’s ‘thing’

Epic’s Mark Rein has said that the Wii isn’t his company’s medium, and asking the studio to develop games for Nintendo’s little white waggle box is akin to asking a sculptor to paint.

“No, we don’t have any plans to make something for the Wii. That’s like asking a sculptor when he’s going to start painting. That’s just not our medium,” stated Rein, reiterating what I just said above (which he didn’t have to do for me, but thanks). “That’s not our area of expertise. Our area of expertise is the more high-end consoles and things that push technology higher. That’s what we do.

“There’s a lot more water in that well for us; when that runs dry then maybe we’d have to think of doing something else, but I don’t think that well is going to run dry any time soon.”

Fair enough. The Wii has moved beyond games consoles to the point where I think it almost inhabits its own space, and I can see why some developers just don’t have an interest in it. Fans looking forward to Gears of Waggle will have a long wait though, unfortunately.

Jim Sterling