The gaming industry is changing with every moment, with platforms or games being the most interesting at one point, but with customers or fans losing interest in them after a short amount of time. Considering console sales charts and how dominated they are by Nintendo with its Wii, it seems quite obvious that major developers and publishers need to focus on said platform.
But that hasn't happened with a lot of companies, as analysts predicted when the Wii was launched that the hype would go down, and that it wouldn't catch on. Now, after quite some time since those predictions, the Wii is still going strong, and companies such as Electronic Arts are rushing
to make games for it, in order to capitalize on the big user base.
John Riccitiello, the CEO of the company, has just announced that this year, almost half of EA's titles will arrive on the Wii, with the areas of interest being sports games, via EA Sports, fitness, via the upcoming EA Sports Active
title and, last but not least, hardcore titles. While the Wii does have an impressive game library, gamers have complained that not a lot of them appeal to the experienced player, but EA hopes to change that, as Riccitiello announced that last year's horror survival third person shooter Dead Space
would arrive on the platform soon.
That's right, you will now get the chance to dismember the aliens on board the Ishimura space ship on your own Wii console. While the executive declined to reveal any details, it’s clear that, because of the newly found importance of the Wii, this port of the game, which has already appeared on the bigger consoles, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC, won't be rushed through the production cycle.
Wii owners will definitely be glad to hear such news and the promise of Riccitiello, that his company will rival Nintendo in terms of games made for the Wii, will make them even happier. Until you can start chopping up aliens, you can read our review
of Dead Space, in order to get familiar with it.