Peter Molyneux ain't sold on the Wii U

Posted on June 7, 2012 - 3:38pm by Lauren Moore

The Wii U has been the centerpiece of Nintendo's E3 presentation this year, but developer Peter Molyneux isn't exactly sold on the new way of gaming.

Molyneux says the system's use of the tablet gamepad could prove to be confusing to some players.

"I am not really decided about Wii U," he told Games Industry Germany. "I watch people playing and they sometimes seem to be confused about which screen they should look at when they play with the tablet.

"I also feel that monitoring both screens turns out to be a bit demanding, as some games make it necessary to change your view from time to time between both screens."

It's a small but crucial difference to Microsoft's SmartGlass app which also allows tablets and smartphones to be used in gameplay, though rather as an additional screen for the Xbox instead of a touch-screen gamepad.

I have to say, while I'm definitely intrigued by both tablet-like additions, Molyneux's concern is one I've also held since seeing the Wii U demos. What about you, g1's?  Bring on the battle of the tablets!

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