SEGA has said that it wouldn't be supportive of Nintendo's new console, Wii U, if it couldn't achieve the graphical prowess of current-generation hardware.
Craig Harris, formerly part of IGN.com's Nintendo editorial team, now a SEGA employee, said that Nintendo had to "release hardware that's of the expectations of the gamer today".
While talking about SEGA's upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is being developed by Gearbox Software, Mr Harris explained that it simply wouldn't be on the console if the hardware didn't match up to today's platforms.
"I don’t think we would be bringing the game to a system that would be inferior to current systems.”
Nintendo is expected to showcase the console at June's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.