Disney to develop Nintendo Wii games

Posted on Thursday, Nov 09 2006 @ 03:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Disney announced it's going to open a Wii development studio, ARS Technica reports:
Nintendo's new Wii console has the gaming community buzzing in anticipation of its release, but for many people the issue of third-party support remains an ongoing concern. Will there be a broad spectrum of support from other companies for the platform, especially given how different it is from the other consoles? Those worries should be lessened somewhat after an announcement today that Disney is founding a game studio specifically focused on developing games for the Wii platform.

The announcement came from Disney's Buena Vista Game unit, responsible for titles such as Cars, based on the popular Pixar movie. The new studio will be called Fall Line Studio, and will be based in Salt Lake City.
A few months ago Disney's CEO said the company wants to earn more by developing 80 percent of its games inhouse. He also said 80 percent of their games will be based on Disney movies, TV shows or other content.

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