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Gears for Breakfast: "A Hat in Time is not coming to the Switch"

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Chazore said:
Alkibiádēs said:

Switch only here and I don't even have enough time to play all the awesome Switch games. 

The game sold decently on Steam (for an indie game), but it could sell so much more on Switch. Again, the developer is the only one out of luck here. 

Not really no. They are making their money and are content with it.

The only ones losing here, are those for not owning another system and buying the game. It's on multiple systems and OS's already. 

Years of development and it only sold 100K on Steam. Probably sold less on consoles. A game like Steamworld Dig 2 sold at least ten times as much on the Switch as on Steam.

Saying the developers aren't losing out when they just pissed off their biggest market (for games like that) is insane.

Last edited by Alkibiádēs - on 12 February 2018

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KLAMarine said:
Why? Seriously, why? Why turn down a chance to sell to more people who are clearly interested, myself included?

I guess they have enough money from the streams of income they already have, it's their choice at the end of the day, but it does make you wonder what their finance department is like when you see so many indie devs coming out with stories like "X game sold more on Switch than other platforms combined" does seem like this would be another candidate for that sort of story again.... until this point.

Still though as others said, there is plenty of options to buy on the Switch that aren't this game so doesn't really hurt the system and the devs happy to not have those sales... I guess it's either lose/lose or win/win whichever way you want to look at it lol.



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I find it funny that people praise that Japanese matey for being a dick to port beggars but criticise these guys for doing it. I guess which side the port beggars are on makes all the difference...



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Alkibiádēs said:

It's insanely asinine to assume the casual gamer owns more than one current-gen platform. Hardcore gamers are the minority.

Except I've seen plenty of "casual" gamers throughout my life that have owned more than one platform. You don't have to be a bloodthirsty roaded raged hardcore gamer to own more than one platform. There are more casuals out there who own multiple phone types, as well as tablets.



                                       

Alkibiádēs said:

Years of development and it only sold 100K on Steam. Probably sold less on consoles. A game like Steamworld Dig 2 sold at least ten times as much on the Switch as on Steam.

Saying the developers aren't losing out when they just pissed off their biggest market (for games like that) is insane.

Ah, so now we're solely down to playing the "Switch>everyone else" argument. That won't bode too well tbh. But since you're a Switch only owner, I can see why you'd resort to that kind of argument. 

"their biggest market".

yeah, you keep thinking that your system is the dominator of all other platforms, while mobile rakes in ten times the amount the Switch could make. 



                                       

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Ka-pi96 said:
I find it funny that people praise that Japanese matey for being a dick to port beggars but criticise these guys for doing it. I guess which side the port beggars are on makes all the difference...

Apparently that's acceptable and to be praised, since their system>everyone else in terms of sales, for a few indie titles (and not the countless thousands that we've had over the years).

 

It's somehow bad to "piss off" that market, yet fine to piss off others. The times we live in. 



                                       

Ka-pi96 said:
I find it funny that people praise that Japanese matey for being a dick to port beggars but criticise these guys for doing it. I guess which side the port beggars are on makes all the difference...

The same goes for the reverse if you see your usual suspect.



 

Rocketjay8 said:

I'm a little disappointed that this game will not be available for the switch. However, this behavior from the studio is not good. I know that they are probably tired of getting these responses daily. But that does not make it right for Gears to show unprofessional behavior for their main twitter account. 

I mean on one hand yeah, they should show more consideration in how they respond on social media, but on the other hand they are probably just frustrated.

Ppl have done dumber things on social media. But bummer they dont seem to be making a Switch version. But thats their choice.



leyendax69 said:

lmao, when even developers start getting annoyed by the switch port begging... good on them for being straight forward.

Pretty much. I don't see why this is a thread.



Even though I not only agree that the dev team is justified in their response fully support . 

Even though it is clear to me that they meant no ill will towards Nintendo or Nintendo fans.

Even though I have a really good guess as to why they are not porting it (at the very least, right now (UE3)).

 

What I don't understand certain people "calling out hypocrisy" in this thread, when they are the very same people in the other thread being hypocrites by their own standard. Its absolutely ridiculous.