We'll level with you: the game industry confuses us. For example: you'd think with games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
and Clone Wars
, not to mention the recently announced Sonic and the Black Knight
, coming to the Wii that Nintendo would have been eager to get the MotionPlus into dev's hands as quickly as possible. Not so, as Game Informer learned when they asked several third-party developers about the peripheral.
Turns out the site uncovered a "general feeling ... of annoyance and betrayal
" after Nintendo shared the existence of the device with third parties at the exact same time they shared it with us
. Game Informer estimates it would take some six to nine months to incorporate MotionPlus functionality into games and that it's probably too late for games "deep in development." With Wii Sports Resort
not due until Spring 2009, that might be
just enough time to build some support into upcoming titles. So, let's recap: at Nintendo's E3 showing, the company managed to not only piss off every "core" gamer in existence but a good number of its third-party developers as well. Impressive?