Epic Mickey creator wishes he could be on PS3, Xbox 360 - but nobody asked

Nintendo devoted a good five minutes of its E3 2010 press conference allowing the developers of Epic Mickey to show how their game works so well because it's run exclusively on the Wii, where motion controls seal the deal. But now the man at the head of production basically says, "Hey, this could easily be done with Kinect or PlayStation Move."

Disney's Warren Spector's exact quote, when asked by if Epic Mickey could be brought to other consoles, is, "Before Move and Kinect I probably would have said no, because the game is built around gesturing. Now, however, there's no reason technologically why we couldn't. But that decision is really above my pay grade, and no one's asked me for a port."

Hey Microsoft and Sony - here's a little hint for ya: ASK.

It seems like a bit of a slight to Nintendo, which has helped Spector's team bring attention to game largely because it was implied that it would be a Wii exclusive. His comments in that interview suggest that there is no actual exclusivity agreement, though.

Beyond that, Spector's comments highlight how most third-party game creators look at the three competing motion-sensing technologies. So one of them has a glowing orb, one doesn't use a controller, and one has already been around for four years. In the end, most people who aren't paid to gush over one particular format don't actually see much of a difference at all.

Above: Seriously. What's the difference?

So here we have all of the big console players each trying to come up with something that is so unique, something that will differentiate each of them. Yet the reality is now we have developers saying that there could be more multi-platform games than before. Imagine that.

Well, regardless, we're still looking forward to Epic Mickey as a game with huge potential and something that will push the Wii out of its casual comfort zone. Even if it does find its way over to another console at some point, this Wii title will undoubtedly be one of the biggest holiday releases this year. You should check out the source link and read the rest of the interview, too. It's good stuff.

Source: Atomic Gamer 

Aug 09, 2010

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  • fartinapot - September 11, 2010 1:19 a.m.

    @ Hotdiddykong I completely agree with you
  • fartinapot - September 11, 2010 1:12 a.m.

    @ juiceenpancakes Dream On! Wii rocks! I hate playstation so much. their just compying the wii with that glowing orb remote system. Their faluries. Think of something new, assholes!!!
  • guiarherodrummer1998 - August 16, 2010 6:57 p.m.

    if the game is released for 360 and ps3, than no one will buy it for Wii. maybe it was a marketing strategy by disney to help nintendo get out of this rut their in with Wii games.
  • twewy13 - August 11, 2010 4:03 a.m.

    @shadowreaper72 look into the game a little before you say it's casual...i would get annoyed, but since u have a bleach avi, i suppose ur repectable, lol it's amazing how even the hardcore gamers this generation pass off the wii as casual... i think it must be how nintendo has been marketing it....just dig a little deeper guys and you'll find PLENTY, i repeat, PLENTY of "hardcore" games to like. and yes, i have an xbox as well as a wii blood and guns does not equal hardcore...thats what the 12 year old whining retards playing on live think one last thing to say, never pay attention to marketing and ads, so many people do these days
  • robovski - August 11, 2010 3:03 a.m.

    It'd be nice if Epic Mickey wasn't trapped in the family gaming ghetto of the Wii like Okami. I would probably play then; I'm certainly not getting another Wii (my old one died from disk failure more than a year ago - sadly I hadn't used in in like 10 months and when TheWife wanted to know about Wii Fit I dragged it out and it was dead-ish) just for Epic Mickey.
  • Gorillaman23 - August 10, 2010 11:01 a.m.

    Well if 360 and PS3 wanted Epic Mickey they should have had motion control a few years ago. You know, when it was still relevant and cool.
  • Hotdiddykong - August 10, 2010 5:30 a.m.

    Dumbass, he needs to relize that Kinect and PS move arnt controls, their just gimmicks to copy what nintendo suceeded, its not that I dont want it to be on Kinect or PS move, rather they dont deserve it do to their lack luster controls
  • HawtKakez - August 10, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    Now that I think about it, I don't know if making a port for the other systems would be a good idea. Epic Mickey is, as noted, comprised of gesture movements which need motion controllers to play. The Wii came with the motion controls out of the box while both the Kinect and the Move will have to be purchased separately from the system. If they were to make a port, it would be wise decision to wait it out until the other system's motion control base is established. I'm not saying that they shouldn't port it right now, but I can see why it might not be a safe bet to make it multi-platform at the immediate moment.
  • DLSemen - August 10, 2010 2:43 a.m.

    An Epic Mickey article NOT written by Antista? WHA?!
  • Colosseyed - August 10, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    Wtf... where in the actual article does it give the impression that Spector "wishes" this game was on the other consoles? Here is the full bit from the interview: "AG: If the game's a success on the Wii, will you consider bringing it to other consoles? WS: Before Move and Kinect I probably would have said no, because the game is built around gesturing. Now, however, there's no reason technologically why we couldn't. But that decision is really above my pay grade, and no one's asked me for a port. AG: Yes, seems like a perfect fit for the 360's and PlayStation's motion tech. WS: Sure, it could happen. But I've been a Nintendo fan...well, not as long as I've been a Disney fan (laughs), but a long time, and I've been pretty open about the fact that the Zelda games are some of my favorite of all time. So we're a Wii exclusive and I'm happy about that." Seems to me all Spector was saying is that the game would be possible on the other 2 consoles since they support motion now, nothing more.
  • alienkid771 - August 10, 2010 2:13 a.m.

    @shadowreaper- you're an idiot. I'm a hardcore gamer, but at the same time I understand that gaming is about FUN, not just trying to play games that you think make you look like a hardass.
  • BlankBrush - August 10, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    how true. how very, very true.
  • Felixthecat - August 9, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    I actually want a Wii exclusive for once that will be an amazing 3rd Party game that will be up there with the First Party Wii games and won't be on any other console. Warren Spector is an awesome guy, and I hope Epic Mickey delivers as well, because it looks pretty great. Of course, if it was on 360/PS3, that would be pretty great too. But I think that with the word "Mickey" being in the title and it being a Wii exclusive, people will probably snap Epic Mickey up, no matter their gaming history. If it was on 360/PS3 though, it would definitely sell even more. @shadowreaper - Oooooh, look at you, big hardcore gamer.
  • darkvare - August 9, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    i know what the diference in the picture the actors ha what do i win? anyway if this was on 360 ps3 i would buy that version in a heart beat
  • SumthingStupid - August 9, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    this could be a killer app for kinect
  • juicenpancakes - August 9, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    Ahh! *before you say that. You are infiltrating my mind with your nonsense.
  • juicenpancakes - August 9, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    @shadowreaper72: Calling Epic Mickey a "stupid little non hardcore game" is an idiotic statement. Watch one gameplay video before you make say that.
  • juicenpancakes - August 9, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    I want Epic Mickey so badly, but I am not a Wii owner. I have been wishing for it to come to 360 or PS3 since it has been announced. Please, please, please happen.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 9, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    Similarly to Okami and some other old graphically interesting games, I don't see how upping the resolution would help Epic Mickey. It's very unique and colorful with out HD already. Although the similarities of the three are true...
  • shadowreaper72 - August 9, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    I dont like Disney so I dont care. Warren Spector should make more Dues Ex games instead of stupid little non hardcore games.

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