Slick wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 22:14:
You've completely disregarded the fact that Nintendo knew internally that they were developing the Switch. That completely changes the discussion.
I disregarded it because it's a dumb argument. They did not start development on a Switch game 5+ years in advance of the platform being released, and then backport it to the platform that was out at the time. It was demonstrated on WiiU a year before the Tegra hardware the Switch is based on was even released. Literally the Switch hardware did not exist to develop on. It is the exact same thing that happened to Twilight Princess, which you already admitted you were wrong about earlier. Literally identical.
And for the record noone is disregarding Zelda, that is a deflection. People are disregarding the backwards technical design and anemic software schedule of Switch.
Redmask wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 00:24:
The Nintendo Switch at its finest ladies and gents. I hope they kill off the 3DS because otherwise this thing is fucked.
One of the bigger positives coming from all of this is that they will be killing off the idea of separate console and portable lines and all dev teams will focus on the Switch platform. So no more cases of, for example, a Fire Emblem game being portable only. Apparently didn't help with 2017 but should be a boon going forward.This comment was edited on Jan 14, 2017, 00:37.