Retro Studios, the developers behind the Metroid Prime Trilogy and Donkey Kong Country Returns and Tropical Freeze have been notoriously unproductive and non-communicative in recent years; not only have they not released a game in four and a half years, but in all that time they have nothing to show for themselves at all, not even having announced their next project.
It would seem all is not well at Retro, and a recent employee review on Glassdoor (a site where employers are reviewed by those who have worked for them) seems to confirm this, going so far as to say that "half the team is expecting Nintendo to shut [the studio] down".
This and other negative reviews on Glassdoor (4 of Retro's 5 reviews there are negative) cite poor management and a lack of communication and transparency as the Texan studio's main problems.
The reviews also describe Retro as "a shadow of its former self" and claim "the spark left this place a long time ago".
Now, these reviews can't be taken as gospel, but given the studio's 4.5 year hiatus, it is quite concerning.Last edited by curl-6 - on 03 July 2018