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Should Nintendo double down on working with "AA" studios

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One thing I like about Nintendo vs. most major publishers is that they're regularly able to occupy a middle-ground between AAA and Indie games in terms of scope and production values. With most of their games, you can tell they're given a larger budget than a typical Indie game, but most also don't rival the sheer costs of conventional AAA games. Over the years, Nintendo has worked regularly with mid-sized independent studios in both Japan and the West, such as Good Feel, Platinum Games, ARIKA, and Next Level Games.

However, it's getting a bit harder to find developers in this field, as Sony and Microsoft are buying up more studios to prepare for next generation. I feel like Nintendo could be a viable "AA" publisher in addition to their main AAA franchises, in a similar vein to THQ Nordic or Take-Two's Private Division. I think Nintendo should try and get more developers like From and DOTNOD to make original "AA" exclusive titles for them, in addition to their regular partners.



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I say yes. The more the merrier. :)



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Are Sony really buying up a lot of studios? I can really only think of Insomniac and they are definitely not AA.



KLXVER said:
Are Sony really buying up a lot of studios? I can really only think of Insomniac and they are definitely not AA.

It's moreso Microsoft than Sony, but yeah, medium-large sized independent studios are getting bought up by the big two in an effort to prepare for the increased costs of next generation. Sony acquired Insomniac so far, but they said they were looking into other developers as well, including Remedy.



TheMisterManGuy said:
KLXVER said:
Are Sony really buying up a lot of studios? I can really only think of Insomniac and they are definitely not AA.

It's moreso Microsoft than Sony, but yeah, medium-large sized independent studios are getting bought up by the big two in an effort to prepare for the increased costs of next generation. Sony acquired Insomniac so far, but they said they were looking into other developers as well, including Remedy.

This is deeply alarming, especially with Microsoft buying up studios. You know how that usually ends.

At least Nintendo, so far, hasn't done such an atrocity to any of their in-house studios.



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Nintendo's AA efords seem to work well, considering Nintendo's software legs and moderate budgets. I hope they continue like this.



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CaptainExplosion said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

It's moreso Microsoft than Sony, but yeah, medium-large sized independent studios are getting bought up by the big two in an effort to prepare for the increased costs of next generation. Sony acquired Insomniac so far, but they said they were looking into other developers as well, including Remedy.

This is deeply alarming, especially with Microsoft buying up studios. You know how that usually ends.

At least Nintendo, so far, hasn't done such an atrocity to any of their in-house studios.

Nuts and Bolts was an amazing game.  Much better than Tooie, and rivals the original.



Id' rather they triple down on AAA studios.

I'll see myself out



JWeinCom said:
CaptainExplosion said:

This is deeply alarming, especially with Microsoft buying up studios. You know how that usually ends.

At least Nintendo, so far, hasn't done such an atrocity to any of their in-house studios.

Nuts and Bolts was an amazing game.  Much better than Tooie, and rivals the original.



I don't see why not?