Even Developers are Confused by What NX Is

Nintendo's new console may be shrouded in too much mystery.

There are many rumors about what the NX is and very few hard facts. While Nintendo fans are most certainly frustrated by the lack of details regarding the long-awaited new console (or handheld, or VR headset), but developers are feeling the same -- as Nintendo has become so secretive, they refuse to tell anyone anything about the new product.

Toys for Bob, the studio behind the popular Skylanders series, has heard nothing from Nintendo in regards to the NX.  According to Lou Studdert, associate producer for Toys for Bob:

"I don't know what [the NX] is, Nintendo keeps a very, very, very, very, very tight lid on everything."

While it makes sense that Nintendo would want to keep a tight lid on their new console, especially one as seemingly revolutionary as the NX is built up to be, this could lead to a lack of launch titles for the system. Ready at Dawn, whose new title, Deformers launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, have been trying to get in touch with Nintendo to get an NX dev kit.  However, there are only rumors that those dev kits exist at all.

Should Nintendo be more open about their new console to developers, or are they in the right to keep it as much of a surprise as possible?  Let us know in the comments.


Published Jun. 3rd 2016

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