One of the biggest tragedies of the last couple of years in the gaming industry, has to be the Wii U. It may have been home to some phenomenal games over the years, but the core idea behind that console just didn’t work. It was ugly, it lacked any third-party support later on its life and consumers just didn’t get it. I’ve got a good feeling about the Nintendo Switch however.
The Big N may finally be learning from past mistakes, instead of stubbornly refusing to adapt. And with a very different approach to gaming that doesn’t need to compete with the likes of Sony and Microsoft, the Nintendo Switch could be home to some very transformative types of games in the future as well. At least, that’s what Ubisoft is thinking. “With the Nintendo Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said via GameSpot.
The Nintendo Switch is accessible at its core and also seizes on the growing trends of sharing more experiences and playing anywhere at any time. Ubisoft and Nintendo enjoy a long-standing partnership and we are currently developing a number of games for the platform, including Just Dance 2017. We look forward to sharing more at a later date.
It’s not the first time that Ubisoft has waxed lyrical about the Nintendo Switch. Back in September, Ubisoft said that the Nintendo Switch was “a new approach, it’s really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again.”
As for other console details, don’t expect the Big N to be too forthcoming in the near future. Wall Street Journo Takashi Mochizuki tweeted that any future game and spec announcements will be saved for 2017:
Nintendo: no more official announcement would come this year on 1) game titles 2) spec details, including region-lock status.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 21, 2016
In case you missed it yesterday, here’s the post detailing the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, an Nvidia-powered home and mobile console that may make the utter hell of air travel a little bit better in 2017.
Last Updated: October 21, 2016