Gameplay Trailer Surfaces for Factor 5’s Canceled PilotWings Successor for Wii

Several years ago, well-known developer Factor 5 was hard at work creating an unofficial successor to PilotWings 64 for the Nintendo Wii. This game, called WeFly, was a flight simulator that allowed players to take control of a variety of different aircraft, similar to that of Nintendo’s own PilowWings, and participate in different events.  The big difference with WeFly was that it featured an open-world, thus allowing players to explore freely. Factor 5 even incorporated basic VR technology into the game by means of a head-tracking peripheral for the Wii to control the camera.

WeFly was near completion and even had Nintendo’s support before it was ultimately canceled when Factor5 went bankrupt. Liam Robertson, the ‘Game History Guy’, uploaded a short video documentary a few weeks ago detailing various aspects of this canceled, yet exciting project. Now, he’s returned with an actual gameplay trailer which shows off three minutes of footage and features a beautiful musical score. This trailer was originally intended only for internal purposes, but it looks like Liam got the go-ahead to release it to the public.

Watching this trailer is rather bittersweet. WeFly looked like it had so much potential; it’s a shame that it never came to be. But, Factor 5 is actually back in business now. Perhaps the team could salvage the old files of this game and possibly revamp it for the Switch? One can dream . . . .

The Cancelled Open-World ‘PilotWings Wii’ Game Could Have Been Awesome

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.