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Let Retro do a new IP, whatever they want. They deserve it, and it would be a new addition to the Nintendo's family.



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jason1637 said:

So i was thinking g about the future of the Metriod series after Federation Force and remembered this.

"If we started for Wii U now, it would likely take three years or so. So it would likely now be on Nintendo's NX console,"

The Metroid Prime creator said there was no game in development. He also said it would take three years to complete one. We know Retro is working on a game since 2014 and since this was said in 2015 its not Metroid Prime. So unless they started development on a Prime game last year then the next game in the series is launching in at least 2018. Are you serious Nintendo? The last Prime game launched in 2009 that's almost 10 years, and its not like the series sells bad since the game sin the series has sold over 1 million units. This is unacceptable from Nintendo.

 

I really wouldn't expect that they would said in interview they working on new Metroid Prime game, espacily saying something like we started to work on Metroid Prime for Wii U but we moved project to NX. So I relly think they started working on Metroid Prime for Wii U but they moved project to NX, so we could actually have new Metroid Prime game in 2017 or 2018. In any case I expecting some news at E3 about Metroid Prime, even that means only concept art.



I wouldn't mind a 2d version, probably wouldn't take as long to develop.

I think people are too hard on nintendo... Developing games takes much longer than it used to, is much more expensive, and people expect them to churn out a mario game or two, a mario kart, a super smash, probably a Splatoon now and a zelda title each console while also wanting new installments from other franchises like Pikmin, Kirby, Metroid, Yoshi, Star Fox, Mario Party, f-zero, donkey kong etc, while also calling for new IP's to be introduced. Meanwhile, they're also trying to churn out enough games for their handheld simultaneously... This may have been possible in the 16 bit era but it's asking a darn lot today.

Really, I think more than anything that might be what's pushing them to consider linking the two platforms, as there's simply no way they can please everyone with how long games take to develop when they're also splitting their library in two.

This is why I'm in favor of them porting a number of the Wii U games, such as the recent smash bros and mario maker, to the NX. Both games are superb, they'd be hard to top (Sakurai might work himself to death trying to get another one ready), and would free up resources to work on other games while helping their early Nx library. Really, as a wii u owner I'm not at all offended by the idea of them porting some of their games, a few of which went criminally under appreciated. The truth is I've gotten more than enough out of this console and, while I imagine the ps4 will eventually pass it, my library is pretty darn robust at this point.

Otherwise, they might also want to consider doing more collaborations like they did with the dynasty warriors boys for Hyrule Warriors. Might help ease the load a bit.



Johnw1104 said:

I think people are too hard on nintendo... Developing games takes much longer than it used to, is much more expensive, and people expect them to churn out a mario game or two, a mario kart, a super smash, probably a Splatoon now and a zelda title each console while also wanting new installments from other franchises like Pikmin, Kirby, Metroid, Yoshi, Star Fox, Mario Party, f-zero, donkey kong etc, while also calling for new IP's to be introduced. Meanwhile, they're also trying to churn out enough games for their handheld simultaneously... This may have been possible in the 16 bit era but it's asking a darn lot today.

If their current workforce is insufficient, then they need to expand. The current game droughts are not acceptable.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Honestly, I don't know. But it wouldn't surprise me. Nintendo is seriously a big dissapointment this gen.



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Metroid Prime isn't the only branch of the Metroid series.



curl-6 said:
Johnw1104 said:

I think people are too hard on nintendo... Developing games takes much longer than it used to, is much more expensive, and people expect them to churn out a mario game or two, a mario kart, a super smash, probably a Splatoon now and a zelda title each console while also wanting new installments from other franchises like Pikmin, Kirby, Metroid, Yoshi, Star Fox, Mario Party, f-zero, donkey kong etc, while also calling for new IP's to be introduced. Meanwhile, they're also trying to churn out enough games for their handheld simultaneously... This may have been possible in the 16 bit era but it's asking a darn lot today.

If their current workforce is insufficient, then they need to expand. The current game droughts are not acceptable.

Expansion is not that easy. It has to be reasonable for costs sake. Going from 5000 employees to even a reasonable 6000 does not happen right away. Even now they're still hiring, which is pretty amazing as other companies have done the opposite these days, as Bill Trinen and others have promoted the Twitter page that shows what jobs are available right now at Nintendo (or at least in America). I think they made a good move combining their handheld and home console divisions to create better communication with each developer. 



Kai_Mao said:
curl-6 said:

If their current workforce is insufficient, then they need to expand. The current game droughts are not acceptable.

Expansion is not that easy. It has to be reasonable for costs sake. Going from 5000 employees to even a reasonable 6000 does not happen right away. Even now they're still hiring, which is pretty amazing as other companies have done the opposite these days, as Bill Trinen and others have promoted the Twitter page that shows what jobs are available right now at Nintendo (or at least in America). I think they made a good move combining their handheld and home console divisions to create better communication with each developer. 

Merging their divisions is indeed a good move, and if NX really is a unified platform, that will be even better.

But still, they should have anticipated the demands of HD development and prepared accordingly. They saw other companies go through it back in 2005-2007, they should not have been caught off guard as they were.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Volterra_90 said:
Let Retro do a new IP, whatever they want. They deserve it, and it would be a new addition to the Nintendo's family.

Yes let Retro make a new ip but that doesn't stop another studio from making Metroid prime. 



It's a real shame that we will not get a Metriod on the Wii U, that was one of the things I expected when I bought my Wii U. Sad how far Nintendo has pushed this series. If you ever see Liam Robertson talk about Metriod, he tends to mention there is a lot of studios that have a pitched a game to Nintendo for the series. I think its a series that western devs really would like a shot at, they just need Nintendo to commit to one.



     

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