Epic pres on making Wii games: 'we go forward, not back'

Normally, it's Epic Games' Mark Rein that's throwing down the console-related taunts but, during an IGN interview at the New York Comic Con over the weekend, Epic Games' President Mike Capps dropped a chainsaw into the Wii. Now, one could argue the IGN interviewer provoked Capps' response with lines like, "Come on, why are you buying this system?!" but Capps held his own, comparing sales of the Wii to a virus: "So you stop playing it after two months, but they buy it and they stop playing it after two months but they've showed it to someone else who then go out and buy it and so on."

Before you get all upset, Capps' followup remarks put things into better perspective. When asked if Epic will ever make games for the Wii, he matter-of-factly replies, "No, we go forward, not back. It makes more sense for us to invest in the next-generation tech." Considering the incredible success Epic has had developing for the Xbox 360 and, to a lesser degree, the PS3 consoles – not to mention its incredibly lucrative engine-licensing business – is it any surprise that the independent company is quite content where it is?

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.