Written by pikaby
ROFLing over the absurdity that is the Wii tablet accessory made by THQ, currently confirmed supports by only a bunch of casual drawing games? Shaking your head in disappointment? You can shut up now.
Guess which gaming company's shown interest in this piece of innovation?
"When we came to [Nintendo] in the beginning with the idea for
uDraw, they said 'that's brilliant, let's figure out how to do this.
It's been an incredible partnership. ... I've been working in game
development for 17-plus years and I can honestly say this is one of the
smoothest collaborations with a first party I've ever had, just because
everybody got it on day one. [The prototype] was a like bunch of lasers
and mirrors and loose parts, it was wood and it had brass on it. I
said, 'There's no way we can get this to something like this without it
costing a fortune.' Nintendo said, 'Don't worry about it. You guys are
software developers, we are the kings of hardware. We will figure this
out.' And they did, for one reason -- the idea was solid. Everybody knew
it was a good idea, so we figured out the rest." - THQ director Luis Gigliotti
Yes. Now you guys will probably see this in a different light now that we know the tablet's got Nintendo backing. That means it's a genuinely good idea, and Nintendo rarely make mistakes when it comes to approving major things like this. Rumors are abound that maybe even Nintendo could be developing games that support the tablet in the future.
Whatever the case, the bright spark at THQ behing the invention of the tablet will surely be getting a handsome bonus. Nintendo liked the idea so much that THQ was given exclusive access to many of the Wii's hardware features which most devs would die for. Quite a shocking turnaround.