Brian Martel, Gearbox co-founder, has heaped more praise on the Wii U and explained how he would imagine a Wii U version of Borderlands 2 working…
“We really like the Wii U. I think it’s a really cool platform. I like what they’re doing – obviously with the touchscreen – and it will be interesting to see what Microsoft do with their approach to that idea. It’s one of those problems of the Wii: the only people who have ever made a lot of money on the Wii is Nintendo. So we’re really excited to bring Aliens: Colonial Marines to it. And we’re going to do a wait and see approach, our publisher 2K is going to see whether they’re going to go with that.”
Martel was asked about his thoughts of how Borderlands 2 would be like on Wii U. While a Wii U version isn’t in development, Martel seemed excited with the possibility. He specifically pointed to inventory management as something that “would be amazing” on the console.
“If Borderlands 2 was on the Wii U, the thing I would be most excited about is inventory management: it would be amazing on that, it would just be fantastic. And I think the artwork would look really good, with the way they can deal with the resolutions and textures, I think it’s a really good console.”