The head of Sega North America, Simon Jeffrey has said that some of the most creative and unique games will be on the Wii. Here we go, tossing “creative” and “unique” around again with something that involves the Wii. But, it has more to do with development costs than anything else.
Jeffrey claims that the low development costs for the Wii mean that there will be more third party games made for that system and will be more original than titles on the Xbox 360 or PS3 for the next two years. I guess he hasn’t heard of Mass Effect. Just because there’s a possibility of those games getting made, doesn’t mean they will and it doesn’t mean they will be good but he seems to think they will be on both counts.
After Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games took the award for best Wii game at Leipzig, Jeffrey spoke with MCV,
“There is no doubt that we will see more risks, and therefore more creativity on both the Wii and the DS in the next couple of years. Just look at what EA is already doing on the Wii â€“ EA doesnâ€™t usually do that kind of game.”
It seems a matter of taste isn’t required when judging these games. I’ve long given up on anything Mario or Sonic since it’s just old and overdone to me, leave them back in the late 80s/mid 90s where they belong.
He added that Sega hopes to get content to Xbox 360 and PS3 owners using the respective online systems of those consoles.