Irrational has 'no plans for Wii U' - Levine

'But it could happen in the future,' says BioShock boss

Despite Ken Levine appearing in Wii U showcase footage at E3, and the BioShock boss exclaiming that the new console sounds "pretty f***ing cool," there are no plans for an Irrational-developed game on Nintendo's new machine.


"I'm not saying it can't happen," Levine told IGN. "But we have no plans to do any games for that platform."

The Irrational boss went on to reiterate his enthusiasm for the potential of the Wii U along with the Vita, which will be getting an original BioShock game.

"There are some things, as a core gamer, as a guy who likes lying in bed playing... I've always had to sacrifice that core gaming experience when I lie in bed playing games. We're now getting to a place with Vita and what Nintendo's doing where that's not necessarily going to be the case, where you can play full-on hardcore games in bed with the lights out while your wife's asleep.

"I like that a lot. That means a lot to me. On the airplane? That means a lot to me as a core gamer, that you've got two sticks," he continued.

"That's so important to me. The fact that the Wii U has got two sticks... I feel it's like... It's a great year for the core coming back and saying, okay, have your touch screens, have your motion control, we'll try to make that work, and if you can pull that off it'll be really good.

"But I want to have my cake and eat it too. I think these experiences are starting to allow that to happen. I love my iPad, but I mostly work on it, I don't play a lot of games on it, because I'm not into that style or form factor, that three-minute experience."

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