Sega’s Pritchard: “Timing Just Doesn’t Work” for Generations on Wii U

Sega’s Pritchard: “Timing Just Doesn’t Work” for Generations on Wii U

by June 10, 2011

“We Don’t Want to Port Games”

In an E3 related interview with Gamespot, Sega’s domestic EVP of Marketing, Alan Pritchard, in effect debunked murmurs and question on whether Sonic Generations would make it to the new Wii U when it’s released next year.

The idea began swirling when Destructoid’s Jim Sterling received what’s best described as an awkward response when he popped the question to members of Sega and Sonic Team in a private demo earlier this week.

“The timing just doesn’t work,” Pritchard said.  “Generations releases this November, and the Wii U is coming out next spring/summer. I think one of the things we don’t have to do, or reduce where possible, is we don’t want to port games. I think if there’s going to be a Sonic game for the Wii U, it needs to be built from the ground up.”

Pritchard also said any Sonic offering for Wii U would likely be original or part of a larger game that would exist on other major systems.  Thanks to Sonikdude101 for tipping us.  If you have news to share, click Tips at the top of the page and tell us what you know.