Treyarch studio head refuses to state anything officially
Activision chief executive Eric Hishberg has stated that the publisher will be supporting the Wii U, according to GamesIndustry International.
He said, “We take out time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger. We don’t have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U.”
Hishberg also discussed how Nintendo‘s touchscreen gamepad could incorporate gameplay elements from Call of Duty.
“People are using it as that sidecar as they’re playing… People are using it in that between games way that I think now you’re seeing that kind of rhetoric with the controller from Nintendo as well as the SmartGlass presentation from Microsoft. So it’s great that others are jumping on board and enhancing that idea but it’s something we were doing last year with Elite.”
Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia also weighed in, giving his thoughts on Call of Duty’s potential future on the Wii U.
He said, “I think it’s interesting to think about all the platforms. Just in general, that’s part of my job as a studio head, working with Activision on assessing where our creative can live. How can people experience it? We obviously have been a Nintendo developer for many years and have created many Call of Duty games on the Nintendo platform. [Wii U] is clearly a more powerful platform than its predecessor and… they have obviously a unique controller and interface”
He added, “And they announced a Pro Controller which appears to be a controller that would be really good for first person shooter games. It just so happens that’s what we specialize in. So that’s an interesting development and then they have that touch display device and you think about the kinds of things you might be able to do and – without getting into specifics – I absolutely have given it consideration and thought. We’re game developers and it’s a new piece of hardware and technology, so we’re always thinking about that stuff.”
“It’s difficult to say because it’s something we’re not talking about. I’m intentionally being elusive because we’re not talking about it!”