Gearbox Software Announces Wii Support

Some might recognise Gearbox Software as the acclaimed developer behind Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and of Halo: Combat Evolved for the PC and Mac.

Company President Randy Pitchford commented, “Gearbox Software is enthusiastically supporting the Wii,” but remained tight-lipped on any specifics regarding titles that might be in development for the console.

Taking it a step further, Pitchford commented on the immidiate strengths and weaknesses of the Wii console: “The strengths of the Nintendo Wii include the price, the unique interface, the sure-bet library of games based on the great Nintendo properties and the promise back catalogue of classic games from Nintendo and others that they have partnered with. The weaknesses of the system include its lower relative power when compared to other next-gen consoles and the unique interface requiring more dedicated focus specifically for the platform (which makes it more difficult to amortize larger AAA budgets across more customers from multiple platforms).”