Wii U could be the new home for massively multiplayer role-playing games. That's the word from Funcom developer Joel Bylos who told Official Nintendo Magazine that he's excited about the possibilities of the touchscreen controller.
As a lead content designer at Funcom - a studio specialising in MMO games such as Anarchy Online, Age Of Conan and the forthcoming Secret World - Bylos knows a thing or two about MMORPGs.
"Wii U could be the first real console on which running an MMORPG without compromise is plausible," said Bylos. "The controller is perfect for lining up those rows of hotbars that are essential in most MMOs. A customisable touchscreen interface combined with the 3D spatial movement of a console controller could be a winner."
Of course, the dream for many Nintendo fans is a MMO Pokemon game but Game Freak's Junichi Masuda shot down the idea of Pokemon RPG being released on Wii.
You can read more about the future of Wii U in the May issue of Official Nintendo Magazine which goes on sale on Thursday 5th April.