Is The Conduit coming to the 3DS? [Updated]
High Voltage Software hint that the franchise could have a future on 3DS.
Update: Conduit 3DS has now been confirmed. Eric Nofsinger told Eurogamer: “Now that we’re winding things down a lot of our resources are on pulling this technology over to 3DS”.
When the Wii remote and nunchuk combo was first revealed to the world, many people’s initial reaction – after questioning if it could prove to be more than a gimmick – was to say ‘that would be perfect for FPS games’. Indeed, when the developer has given enough time and attention to issues such as dead zones and movement sensitivity, it can seem to be the perfect FPS control system (although, yes, many would argue the WASD-mouse combo deserves that honour). Oddly however, the Wii still has very few FPS exclusives.
The Conduit is one of those few and – with its old school plotline and gameplay married to 21st Century online multiplayer – is arguably the only one to truly stand out. Now, that analogue stick on the 3DS makes FPS games a more promising prospect than on the original DS, doesn’t it? It seems that perhaps the developers of The Conduit agree.
High Voltage Software’s Matt Corso told SPOnG: “We’ve always made games for all systems. As far as The Conduit goes, that can definitely come onto a different Nintendo system right now. It’s something we’re really considering.” A different Nintendo system? Hmm. So of course SPOnG asked if that meant 3DS, to which Corso replied: “3DS is definitely a strong possibility because it’s an awesome new system”.
Well if it’s not 3DS, it’s DS or Wii 2. So… 3DS seems a pretty safe bet. Could a port of a Conduit title – or perhaps even a brand new Conduit game – be the first test of the 3DS’s ability to handle a ‘proper’ FPS? High Voltage Software boasted before the release of The Conduit that graphically, they pushed the Wii further than any other FPS developer. Would they aim for a similar goal with the 3DS?