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Mighty No. 9 next-gen ports possible if demand is high enough

Monday, 2nd September 2013 23:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Comcept and Inti Creates have elected not to offer PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases as a stratch goal for Mighty No. 9, but are open to changing their minds should fans demand it.

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune told Joystiq that the decision to hold off on PS4 and Xbox One ports should keep costs down, as developer Inti Creates is not familiar with next-gen tech and would need to outlay significantly on dev kits, treaining and research.

That said, Inafune is excited by Kickstarter’s potential to allow fans to express their thoughts on the topic, and seems willing to change his mind if he sees enough demand,

“It allows us to see how excited they are, what they really want, how vocal they are about certain parts and it allows us to, reflexively, adjust some of what those stretch goals are,” he said.

“What we can say is we’re always listening and seeing what they say, but it will forever – and this is the way Kickstarter has to be, unless you’re going to be lying to the end user which is what we will absolutely not do – it has to be a balance of what the production realities are and what the fans want.”

Mighty No. 9 made its $900,000 goal in just over one day, and at time of writing had already pulled in over $1 million, so Inafune will likely have plenty of wiggle room for stretch goals by the end of its month-long funding round.

Currently listed stretch goals include two more levels at $1.2 million; a making-of documentary at $2 million; and PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 ports at $2.5 million. It’s currently expected on PC only, with Mac and Linux versions unlocked at $1.35 million.

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  1. Francis O

    I got my next-gen port, Mighty No.9 is coming to the Wii U.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    Did more than two people tip you off with info this time?

    Trolololololol. :P

    #2 11 months ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/indiana-jones-popcorn-reaction-gif.gif

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    Kidding aside they will never get experience on next generation consoles like PS4 and Xbox One without trying it out.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @3
    :D Not this time i think.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    @4

    Pro tip:

    If this game comes out, it’ll almost certainly be identical on all platforms.

    @5

    Well, I have it ready just in case! ;)

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Coheno

    I’m mostly interested in a Vita port!

    #7 11 months ago
  8. sh4dow

    @6

    But one can always hope that what their concept art shows is what they’re actually going for and that they’ll make heavy use of current PC power.
    Which means for porting it to PS3/360, they’d have to downscale => more costly than just porting it to newer consoles where you don’t have to worry about such things and that have a more similar architecture.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    Yeah, that would be nice! :)

    Also, with Nvidia 3D please!

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Francis O

    @2 Legendaryasshole

    It says on the Kickstarter its coming to the Wii U idiot, if they meet their 2.5 million goal. Exposed.

    And its ok, you wish you actually had any influence with a fanbase, but you don’t, you’re just a jackass on VG247 too scared to talk in real life.

    Stay keyboard strong

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Clupula

    @2 – The stretch goal for $2.5 million would bring it to PS3, 360, and the Wii U, as a digital download, so if it keeps going at the pace it’s going, it will, indeed, come to all three current gen systems.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Francis O

    @12

    Clupula doesn’t know a generation means.

    2005-2006 7th gen – Wii, PS3, Xbox 360

    2012-2013 8th gen – Wii U, PS4, Xbox One

    Generations have nothing to do with power, its about when it’s released.

    Just like the N64 and PS1 are in the same gen despite the N64 being stronger. Clupula….exposed.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Dragon246

    Well, at least Wii U gets something.
    Now we know the platform it will sell least on :D

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Clupula

    @12 – Is that your new gimmick? Writing “exposed” after things like it means something? You’re such a fucking joke. Generations have everything to do with the tech. But whatever, I’m bored of you. The only thing exposed is how little of a life you have to think any of this shit means anything.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. CyberMarco

    @12 Francis O

    From the Kickstarter page:

    “$2,500,000: PS3/X360/WIIU CONSOLE VERSIONS!!!

    This one deserves ALL CAPS AND THREE EXCLAMATION MARKS! If we reach this goal, we can bring this game to the audience that made the genre what it is in the first place: console gamers! Specifically, we’ll make digital versions for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U platforms. (You’ll be given the option to choose any of these instead of the PC version.)”

    So, if it was truly coming to “next-gen” I bet PS4 and XB1 would be on that list too…

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    So you went from its coming to Wii U but then said if they reach their goal: i think Francis you need to read your own words. Until that happens… Your just hoping it will happen. That two people tip off was a joke referring to your factual info of two people saying MGS 5 Wii U was a thing. Exposed LOL of what? At this point in time is it coming to Wii U?

    The Wii U is so next gen that only Nintendo fans and Nintendo claim its next gen, the publishers don’t refer to it as that and theres a big pile of next generation games not coming to Wii U.

    @Dragon
    Its the mature gory titles that do not succeed. Wait its the non Nintendo titles that don’t succeed.

    @Monkey
    You were right.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. absolutezero

    I hope it never reaches consoles.

    I wish it all the success in the World but if this thread is anything to go by its not going to be appreciated as an awesome game, its going to be used to twat each other about the face with.

    Hurr generations, durr consoles.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Almost forgot:
    “And its ok, you wish you actually had any influence with a fanbase.” Wow is it high up there up on your cloud of delusion. I couldn’t give a shit about any of that virtual non-sense hop on back to Nintendo loving fansite Playeressence and influence your fanbase with your ill conceived facts, two man sources and poorly formed opinions. At the end of the day you are interacting with virtual strangers hardly something worth boasting about.

    “too scared to talk in real life.” Oh do you talk to your entire fanbase one to one in real life? Not giving a damn does not equal scared and its your opinion since you can’t prove it: I don’t give a damn about eating at Burger King using your logic i’m scared: LOL come back with evidence.

    #18 11 months ago