Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has reiterated his belief that the Wii U version of Aliens Colonial Marines will be the best looking version of the game. Speaking with Gamespot, Pitchford explained why Colinial Marines will be at its best on Nintendo's new console.
Of course, Pitchford had previously said that Aliens Colonial Marines Wii U has more to offer than versions on other consoles while director Brian Martell added that it is the one of the best looking versions of the game.
However, Pitchford has now gone one step further, saying that not only will it be the best-looking but it has options that aren't possible on other consoles. "The Wii U is a next-generation system," said Pitchford. "It hasn't even come out yet and we've had our 360s and PS3s for a while now so it's natural that it's a very powerful system. Now, it's up to Nintendo to talk about their system and they haven't revealed all of their details yet, but so far we're thrilled with it. It's pretty clear to us that the best-looking console version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is going to be on the Wii U".
That doesn't mean the Wii U version will be different, just that Gearbox can give Nintendo gamers extra little features that aren't possible on other platforms.
"We have to be careful, we don't want to have completely different games. The game experience, the campaign, the competitive game... it is the same game on each platform so if you love the 360 you're fine, you're going to get the game experience. Now, the Wii U is a more powerful machine so if you're one of those early adopter types and you've got the disposable income to buy a new console right now, maybe that's something you want to look at for this game.
As for those extra features, Pitchford said: "It does have the added advantage of this new controller, and that gives us some interface options that are just not possible on the other platforms. The most obvious one of course is a motion tracker. So, like, I'm playing the game and maybe I'm in one of those suspenseful sections, and all of a sudden... WAWUM, WAWUM, and I realise the sound is coming from the controller. And I look down and it's a motion tracker in my hand, in the actual controller. And it's motion-sensitive too so I can scan the room by moving the controller. It's pretty cool and that's just one of the many uses of this device."
He added: "I'll tell you what's kinda cool too. When I'm playing competitively, sometimes I like to look at the score when I'm playing but I hate having to cover the screen with an overlay. Well guess what? I can look down at the Wii U screen and if I want to keep the score there or whatever and just have a glance I can keep it down there and not have to worry about overlays or anything like that, and that's kinda neat."