Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 22:55 BST
Nintendo: “very low demand” from publishers, says n-Space boss
Port specialist n-Space has a proud history of producing games for Nintendo platforms, but CEO Dan O’Leary has said publishers just aren’t interested in the 3DS and Wii U.
Speaking with GamesIndustry, O’Leary confirmed that n-Space has no Nintendo titles in development right now, for the first time in “probably ten years”.
“It’s kind of a sad thing to say, because for a long time n-Space has been known as a Nintendo-friendly developer. We certainly have loved all our time working with them. We think their hardware’s great,” he said.
“We think more often than not they have the right mindset in the difficult game world we live in. There’s just very low demand right now for their work through the publisher side.”
The executive said he expects Nintendo to “swing back”.
“The news was just talking about how Nintendo was beating everybody with hardware sales. The DS and 3DS sales curves have been slower than publishers would have liked. That may change, but I can tell you right now we’re not working on anything,” he added.
Founded in 1994, n-Space is a Florida-based developer that mainly produces ports and adaptations of existing titles. It was behind the 3DS version of Skylanders: Giants and the DS version fo Call of Duty: Black Ops, for example. It also produced the under-appreciated Heroes of Ruin for 3DS.