The Conduit's Dropping Of Wii MotionPlus Explained

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The Conduit's contribution to the Wii library is exciting. It's easy on the eyes, seems like a smart publishing decision by Sega, and planned for Wii Speak and Wii MotionPlus support from the get-go.


For better or worse, Wii MotionPlus support has since been dropped from The Conduit, a seemingly curious decision for a first-person shooter. 1UP decided to find out, straight from High Voltage Software, why the Wii game has shunned the Wii Remote add-on.

"When we actually implemented it for the Conduit, it didn't really add anything for our primarily ranged combat," explains High Voltage VP Eric Nofsinger. "We had hoped that it would allow for better off screen IR tracking, but the device seems to lend itself more naturally for hand to hand combat where the player can calibrate in-between bouts."

That's a little bit distressing to potential Wii MotionPlus owners looking forward to more, not less support for the one-to-one motion tracking peripheral. We know that Nintendo's own Wii Sports Resort relies on it, as does the EA Sports Wii lineup and expect more games to support it once, you know, the thing actually comes out.

With Sega planning to ship The Conduit this June, perhaps those rumors of a delay for the MotionPlus accessory started to give the publisher pause.


Why The Conduit Dropped Wii MotionPlus Support [1UP]


To add to this post: I understand that with the way the game is set up and the wii motion plus works it didn´t add anything to the game.

It makes me worried about the wii motion plus though cause besides better motion detection (which it seems to indeed deliver), i was hoping for better offscreen tracking, too and as the comment by high voltage indicates it seems to not deliver anything on that end.

Maybe that´s the reason why it has been delayed?

I mean maybe many developers moaned about that lacking side of the wii controllers, too and hence they delay it to integrate something on that end, too?

Go go Kotaku Investigators!