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Codies: “We’re not going to make cheap, crappy [Wii] ports”

17:1803/03/2009Posted by David Scammell2 Comments

Speaking in an interview with MCV, Codemasters’ Marketing VP Alex Bertie has said that future Wii titles published by the gaming giant will not simply be “cheap, crappy ports” of their next-gen counterparts.

When asked whether the company’s focus was shifting from next-gen onto Wii, Bertie replied:

“You can’t ignore Wii, but it’s bewildering watching what other publishers are doing.

“Codemasters has taken a more cautious strategy on Wii which has been the right thing to do. We are not going to make cheap, crappy ports.

“DIRT on Wii, for instance, is not Mario Kart. Overlord 2 is a gamer’s game. We’re not planning to compete in this ‘big head sports arena’ that everyone is obsessed with – the shelves are cluttered with those games. What you’ll see from us is quality games for gamers built for the Wii.”

Bravo, we say. And if DiRT 2 really is that great on Wii, we might even consider letting Codemasters off for last year’s atrocious Emergency Mayhem.

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  • Tony said:

    Your headline quotes Bertie as saying a “crappy Wii-port,” but then in the actual news story you have him quoted as simply saying, “crappy port.” Which one is it? There’s a huge difference in the tone of those two terms. Putting words into someone’s mouth is a big no-go!

  • David Macphail said:

    He was specifically talking about Wii games and then proceded to use the phrase “Crappy ports”. YOU do the math…….they weren’t putting words in his mouth, the were jumping to a perfectly logical conclusion.

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