By Crystal Colwell / March 31st, 2016
Road Redemption had been planned for the Wii U since its Kickstarter days but that may not be happening any time soon. There was an update posted that announced a few things they have been working on and even an apology for sucking at keeping backers updated. What wasn’t mentioned was the Wii U version. People were asking about it in the comments and this was the response they were given.
Hey guys, here is some clarification on Wii-U. Anyone who backed for Wii-U can definitely choose to receive a PS4 or Xbox One copy instead when those versions become available (or Steam version now). We have definitely not ruled out a Wii-U release, however due to the current complexity of the game and the weak hardware of the Wii-U, it will take a tremendous amount of optimization to make it happen. This would have to happen after PS4 and Xbox One versions are complete.
People in the comment section were none too pleased with this. While we can all understand that things happen and plans change I can’t blame them for being upset. I would be, too. We will keep an eye on this and keep you updated.
Here are the things they have been working on, their plan and some other information given.
Here’s a list of things we’ve been working on:
- Improved bike driving and physics
- Revamped enemy AI
- Entirely new user interface
- New weapon upgrade system
- Unlockable bikes and riders
- Better missions with greater variety
- Story Integration
- Updated levels with more routes to drive
- Improved visuals of enemies and vehicles
- Several new enemy types including challenging late level enemies
- Boss fights
- Splitscreen co-op improvements
- Online multiplayer!
Our current plan is to finish development of the PC version by the end of this summer. As we march toward that goal, we’ll be releasing several new builds on Steam Early Access to show everyone our progress. This will include a beta version of online multiplayer. For console fans, please know that we are also working toward releases on Xbox One and PS4. We’ll make more announcements about console plans as we get closer to release.
Today’s kickstarter update features the new improvements we’re making to the user interface. This includes a complete visual overhaul. Check out the screenshots below!
We’ve also vastly improved how our user interface works when playing local co-op. Each player can now choose their own unique bike and rider! We’ve also revamped the store to allow each player to make their own purchases and uniquely gear up. This is especially important with our new weapon upgrade system – each player can now choose which type of weapon they want to focus on. We hope this will improve the local co-op experience for everyone.