Dev of ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST: "Nintendo NX Will Have Zero 3rd Party Support"

Thomas Mahler, a developer for Ori and The Blind Forest, is making some bold statements to press about Nintendo's new console. Mahler essentially says that he "guarantees" Nintendo NX will have zero 3rd party support! The developer published a long rant on Neogaf, which you can read below...

"This is actually THE singlest most annoying thing for every dev out there. We also talked to Nintendo and got absolutely nothing - I'll never understand that. And just to be clear, it's not just Nintendo, every hardware manufacturer is treating their devkits and their unreleased consoles like they're the second coming and are insanely secretive about it to a stupid degree in todays time. It's not even that the hardware isn't finished (duh), but you could at least give me the goddamn specs, so we'd know what to build shit for!

What's needed to sell hardware is goddamn good software. With Nintendo not having any devkits 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.

The same is true for Engine Support - Get Unity and Epic to support these consoles WAAAAY ahead of release. By the time the console launches, it should be EASY for developers to develop games for these systems, things shouldn't just only start at this point. I want the goddamn devkits or at least proper hardware specs ideally 2 years before release - Keep all the developers updated, start a forum where devs can chat and figure out all the problems everyone's having, instead of everyone just having to deal with it. None of that's happening anywhere and it's just braindamaged."

So this is news how? As much as I love Nintendo, they've always been backwards in the way they support 3rd party developers. It's why the best looking games that appear on Nintendo consoles are always Nintendo games! You can't award developers dev kits a couple months before launch and expect them to work wonders! Wake up Nintendo!

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