The platform holders’ obsession over keeping their new consoles a surprise is damaging their relationships with devs, the head of Moon Studios has argued.
Thomas Mahler, CEO of the Ori and the Blind Forest creator, took to aNeoGAFdiscussion about the mystery of Nintendo’s upcoming NX console to air his complaints.
This is actually the single most annoying thing for every dev out there,” he criticised. Every hardware manufacturer is treating their dev kits and unreleased consoles like they’re the second coming and are insanely secretive about it to a stupid degree in today’s time.
Although he clarified that his comments applied to Sony and Xbox as well as Nintendo, the company’s upcoming hardware was zeroed in upon for a direct warning. Added Mahler: With Nintendo not having any dev kits out there at this point, and probably even wanting to sell it in 2016, I can already guarantee that they’ll just not have any software support, since nobody can just jumble games together in less than a year. I mean, you can, but it’ll be garbage.”
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