Newsweek's N'Gai Croal chatted with Reggie
Fils-Aime at GDC
, and since that show was so rich with creamy, flavorful news, this interview has only now found its way onto the site. The interview is largely on the subject of third-party support for the Wii and DS
, and for the most part, Reggie takes personal responsibility for what he sees as positive developments.
For example, Reggie seems to credit his own meetings with former Take Two CEO Paul Eibeler for the advent of Wii Manhunt 2
. He also claims that his conversations with Laurent Dutoc of Ubisoft
led to ... pretty much half the stuff on the Wii. We aren't business experts, so we don't know, but could it really be as simple as that? Is Reggie charismatic enough to personally influence publishers' plans? Or is he using personal terms as a shorthand for more complicated business dealings?