CEO Ted Price of Insomniac Games, the studio responsible for the Ratchet & Clank series as well as the PlayStation 1 Spyro The Dragon titles, recently did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. He was asked about his thoughts regarding next generation consoles: Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox (Infinite?). Price's response may strike a nerve with some; here it is:
“Wii-U is something I'd consider more current gen - but we're not working on games for it,” Price wrote. “When it comes to PS4 I'm excited that they seem to be lowering barriers for independent developers. It's cool to see almost weekly announcements from Sony explaining how they're opening things up for indies. And of course I'm very excited to see what Microsoft announces soon.” -- Ted price
Regardless of the obvious--Wii U is technically a next generation console--responses like these do not inspire confidence. I guess we can put down "Insomniac Games" on the list of third party developers not bothering with Wii U games. Let's hope Nintendo's major first party titles launching later this year can kick start Wii U sales and, by extension, third party support.