If earlier statements by Nintendo still stand true, we are less than seven months away from an all new generation of Nintendo hardware – and we still know next to nothing about it other than a handful of leaks, patent applications and developer commentary. Well, it’s another week without an official scrap of information from Nintendo so we go to yet another vague developer interview about the console we know absolutely nothing about, in an official capacity at least. This time, we hear from Assassins Creed and Watchdogs developer Ubisoft on his thoughts about the future of Nintendo’s mystery machine.
During an Ubisoft press conference, the good folks over at GameSpot were kind enough to put together a few statements from Unisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot proclaimed his love for the NX.
The new Nintendo [console] is a fantastic machine. It’s really a new approach, it’s really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again. We love it.”
After the conference, GameSpot had the opportunity to press Mr. Guillemot a little further about Ubisoft’s relationship with Nintendo and what kind of faith the company has in Nintendo when it comes to delivering a hit with the NX.
“What we see is, players are more open when new hardware is coming. So we have the chance to come with something we have never done before, because we know that if we are the first there, people will try our game and maybe we’ll be able to get into that new genre,” he explained. “As our people wanted to do a game like ZombiU, they were happy they could just use the Wii U to do it. For us, a machine is a tool of expression, but when everything become stable it’s less open to innovation. We always want innovation.
“However, if you try something a little new and it’s not perfect, you come back quickly to what you know and works. As a gamer, if you change to new hardware, you have no references, so you’re looking at what people are saying are [the best games] and then trying them.
“But if you have an [established] machine and there’s all the experiences you know on there already, you know you’re going to miss some of those to try something new, so you’re less inclined. For us, we know opportunities to try something new are a lot more rewarding when it’s a new machine.”
So there you have it: another developer praising Nintendo for the innovation. Hopefully the rest of the world will be able to be wowed by the technology in the near future! The Nintendo NX is set to launch sometime in March of 2017, and needless to say, we’re looking forward to some official news about it soon.Leave a Comment