« Last post by BP on March 19, 2015, 03:25:42 AM »
I am excited about this. Specifically the mention of PC there. Maybe it won't go anywhere, maybe it will. If nothing else, I take it as a message that they won't be too proud to develop games for other systems if they absolutely have to. I don't mean that with mean spirit, I am relieved that if their baskets all collapse, they won't give up on finding new places to put their eggs. That's what they should be proud of, that their games are too good to stop being made just because the way people want to play them changes.
I'll be frank, though, part of me hopes their ships sink and they focus all their money, effort and creativity on making the best games they can, and those games end up on Steam. I think there are a lot of possibilities... PC gaming is a growing market, Nintendo has a lot of power that can change it, maybe help with some of its weaknesses, even.
Maybe! Nobody knows what'll happen.
Edit: I wonder if Nintendo has thought about how many of their games are being played on PCs already, right now, at HD resolutions and sometimes with widescreen added in where it wasn't before, via illegal emulation. Sure, pirates will be pirates, but a good amount of the reason I do it is for convenience's sake and I probably would make shortcuts to individual games to run via emulation in my Steam library if I weren't afraid that someone with handcuffs would be watching me boot them. With the way the Wii VC is handled on the Wii U I'm expecting to say good-bye forever to that on the next system and possibly good-bye forever to the Wii U eshop on the one after that. How's that backward-to-N64 compatibility going, Wii U? Still 480p only and nothing you don't have to go through the Wii menu to boot? How disappointing. Why not put everything you've got onto a platform that promises nigh eternal backward compatibility for the future? 'Cause it's already on there, you're just not making any money off of it...