Renegade Kid boss Jools Watsham has clarified his comments regarding 3DS and piracy, in an effort to circumvent the possibility of his words being further misconstrued.
The Mutant Mudds developer said on the his blog that the firm currently has 3DS game planned for release into 2014.
“I have always been a huge supporter of Nintendo, the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS,” said Watsham . “If you have followed my vlogs, blogs, and tweets over the past 6 years you will know this. What saddens me is that some people have taken my comments as an attack on Nintendo, the 3DS, and the players. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“This does not mean I am taking a stand against piracy. This does not mean I am taking my business elsewhere in an action of protest. What this means is if we cannot make money from developing games we can no longer develop games. That is what can happen if piracy gets bad. If enough people choose to illegally obtain copies of my games for free instead of paying for them, it directly affects my business and my home.”
Watsham previously stated that should piracy “get bad on the 3DS,” the firm would have no other choice but to “stop supporting the platform with new games;” however he also feels piracy is something that will always exist in some capacity.
“I accept that piracy will exist on the 3DS,” he said. “The question is how much is it affecting the market? Some markets maintain a healthy business environment alongside piracy. I believe this is due to many factors, not least of which is the service provided in that market.
“Our support of the 3DS platform couldn’t be stronger. I expect the cynics out there will discard my words as an attempt to just smooth things over. No. I just want to try and get my original intent communicated. That is all.”
Renegade Kid confirmed yesterday Mutant Mudds 2 was in the works and would be released on the Nintendo eShop.