Despite the fact that Nintendo has included Metro: Last Light in a video highlight detailing the titles that will be available for the Wii U home console on launch publisher THQ says that 4A Games is not at the moment working on the title for the new hardware.
Mark Madsen, who is the global brand manager working on Metro: Last Light
at THQ, has told Digital Spy that, “Not at the moment, it’s not in development. If it does happen, it won’t sim-ship with the other SKUs, but if the opportunity arises we’ll take a look at it.”
He also commented on the highlight reel from last year’s E3 event, adding, “No I don’t think it was a bit too early. As we got along in the development process, we just really wanted to focus on what we knew, focus on PS3, 360 and PC. The verdict is out on what we can do to maximise the code for the Wii U, and we’ll see.”
The Wii U home console was officially unveiled last year, but Nintendo struggled to show off gamers from third-party developers that will be linked to its new platform.
The device will include a new controller, which incorporates a touch screen, set to open up new ways of playing games and will offer roughly the same computing power as the current generation of home consoles.
Nintendo plans to offer a full set of hardware specifications for the Wii U
at the upcoming E3 2012 event and will also detail the exact titles that will be ready when the console is out, before the end of the current year on all major markets.
Metro: Last Light will be launched on the PC, the PlayStation 3 from Sony and the Xbox 360 from Microsoft during the first quarter of 2013 as long as no delay hits it.