Wii MotionPlus Not Supported by The Conduit

Up until recently, many were under the assumption that The Conduit would use Wii MotionPlus support. However, through recent developments, Eric Nofsinger, VP of High Voltage Software and Chief Creative Officer, revealed that it would not be supported.

As reported by Patrick Klepek at 1UP.com, Nofsinger replied in an email by saying:

We _could_ have included support for Wii MotionPlus as Nintendo provided us with early hardware and good developer support. However when we actually implemented it for the Conduit, it didn’t really add anything for our primarily ranged combat. 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. And that just doesn’t feel like an optimal fit for how we had designed our moment to moment gameplay.

I don’t know about you guys, but I like that they aren’t using Wii MotionPlus when it’s not necessary. I’d rather they make the best possible FPS with solid controls than add in pointless support for Wii MotionPlus. How about you? Are you upset about the lack of support, or do you support Nofsinger?