GeneticRepoMan wrote:I was in agreement with most of you initially over his remark.
But let's cut the guy from slack. The Wii U isn't his platform of choice for his game, and he was being interviewed at home on the spot. What do you want him to do, stop the interview in the middle of it and google it?
Sure, that is pretty common knowledge, but I don't expect this guy to know everything about every game console. I would, however, expect him to be knowledge in the Wii U space if they start developing the game for it and actually need to start knowing this stuff.
They're working with Unity. It was actually a huge thing for Unity when they announced that it was going to be coming standard with all Wii U development kits. Not as an extra or for an extra licensing fee, it comes WITH the Wii U dev kit as a part of it. How can a developer NOT know what they're own game engine is doing? If they're even considering putting it on any other platform they should already know exactly what other platforms it supports.
You strike some very good points! However, I still believe this isn't an act of unprofessionalism. I mean, I just did a quick search on the Kickstarter and there is NO mention of the Wii U anywhere, meaning that it honestly may not even be apart of their plans right now. He may not have even considered the Wii U as an option until he was asked.
In the quote it even says "First thoughts". The Wii U aspect may not have been even considered in their initial business plan and this is just his own personal opinion when asked by a journalist.
Don't get me wrong, this is definitely a blunder on his part, especially since the Unity news was pretty big. But really, I'm sure this will actually result in very good chances of the WIi U getting this game if it's successful.