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Dual-screen tech 'a bit of a novelty right now', says Crysis 3 producer

The driving feature of next-gen will be cloud gaming, says Mike Read

The lead producer of Crysis 3 believes that emerging dual-screen technologies from Microsoft and Nintendo currently have the hallmarks of a fad.

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In an exclusive interview with CVG, Mike Read was asked specifically whether he was an advocate of second-screen features that will be available through Xbox 360 SmartGlass and the Wii U's tablet controller.

"In terms of the dual screen stuff, I personally believe it's a bit of a novelty at this point," he replied.

"If I would to have to point at anything that really moves into next gen, I think it's cloud gaming."

Mike Read was not speaking for his company when discussing the issue.

Though he believes Crytek could still partner with Nintendo to develop Wii U games, he believes the new system may have a narrower market appeal.

"One thing I really love about the Wii, and I'm not sure Nintendo even realised this when it launched, is that the Wii's demographic was between the age of six to 60.

"I would gladly give a Wii controller to my three year-old to play that game, but when I saw the Wii U controller I thought, I'm not sure if I'd give that to my child to play with, that's an expensive piece of hardware."

The Wii U is projected to ship around 4m units globally by March 2013.

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