ReturnRare wrote:I know they're under enough pressure as it with canceling one version and bringing development to another console so late in the development cycle, but I still wonder if Switch will get a physical version sometime down the road. Perhaps, given their history together, Nintendo will throw Playtonic a bone and help them publish physical Switch copies. But it's probably too early to tell if they'll do that.
I have a feeling we'll have to wait a while for the Switch version so after the other versions are released a Yooka-Laylee Switch game card may be announced after Playtonic looks at how many people signed up for the digital Switch version. Then the BackerKit can be opened up again for the Switch backers to upgrade to physical. I have a feeling it's something Playtonic (and by extension Team17) and Nintendo are both looking at and at this point it's about playing the numbers game.
The Humble Gamer wrote:I am getting more and more psyched as time goes on.
People complaining about the upgrade price need to get a bloody grip already.
You realise upgrading is OPTIONAL, right? Plus, you weren't forced to back this project in the first place, stop being so damn entitled.
The Humble Gamer (terribly ironic name) wrote:Personally I care not for the Switch and will be playing the game on PS4.
Rueckkoppler wrote:So what do you suggest? Should they magically get a port ready over night? Nintendo screwed themselves with how they set up the Wii U, that is the big point that stands above everything. Seriously, I'm out of these discussions. Once the Switch version is out and we receive the next games by Playtonic on day one on Switch, nobody will ever care about a port for a port-unfriendly, failed console. And yes, I'm a Wii U owner and backer as well. In my case, I fully understand the development of things because of that. That is realistic and not emotional thinking in my book.
As I said before: The situation is s*itty for Nintendo fans, but there are valid reasons for that, other than "Playtonic are an evil bunch of people and screwing us over just because!"
They announce things once they're certain to do that, so just be patient. Or you get more of your "broken promises". I want the Switch version on day one as well, but things are how they are until they announce further details. Go make use of your undeserved refund if that stops the whining.
GeneralWalnut wrote:I would rather them hold back and get things set in stone than make promises they can't keep.
Exaskryz wrote:Like announcing a kickstarter for a game they'd love to develop for the Wii U, and to ensure it's done right, they'd develop it themselves directly on the Wii U and have the PS4 and XBO and Mac just be ports............
GeneralWalnut wrote:Exaskryz wrote:Like announcing a kickstarter for a game they'd love to develop for the Wii U, and to ensure it's done right, they'd develop it themselves directly on the Wii U and have the PS4 and XBO and Mac just be ports............
1. Yes, I would rather they learn from the misstep with the Wii-U version and make more of an effort to announce stuff only when they are certain of it. I get being antagonistic is your style but nothing in the statement I made is contradicted by your response.
2. They said they were handling the Wii-U port themselves, not that it was being developed directly on Wii-U. Important distinction.
The Humble Gamer wrote:My goodness, I guess my point was completely missed then.
Let me make it clearer.
-I own a Wii U
-I love the Wii U
-I backed for a digital Wii U copy
-I do not own a PS4 (Yet)
But despite all this...
-I think the £20 upgrade price is reasonable considering its optional
-I think Playtonic have been very straightforward about whats happening
-The Wii U cancellation did not bother me as I can see from a business standpoint why it was done
-The switch only getting a digital release (for now) seems understandable considering how recently Playtonic have had to switch from working on a Wii u version to focusing on a switch version and probably haven't got a deal ready with Nintendo yet to publish physical switch copies.
The Humble Gamer wrote:People complaining about the "lack of transparency" from playtonic confuse me.
What have they not been transparent about exactly? It's clear the switch will get a digital release day 1, and it's also clear the upgrade price to physical on Xbox one and PS4 is completely optional and you could just stick with a digital version (which you'll get for free). These complaints honestly baffle me.
What Rueckkoppler wrote above is spot on.
Exaskryz wrote:But you're still getting a version of the game? So you're not getting fucked, just moderately inconvenienced having to buy another console? Not all of us are going to have a Yooka-Laylee supported console at launch day.
Exaskryz wrote:It is NOT clear that the Switch will get a day 1 digital release. As you said, they had to start building the Switch version very late into development, and if they really got it done in 1 1/2 months (it's been about that long since news broke the Wii U could not be done), I would be impressed. But also worried that the Switch version is then going to be the worst version of them all being a rushed port.
Exaskryz wrote:Now, what haven't they been transparent about? Why exactly non-backers are getting better rewards and benefits than backers. What exactly were the "technical difficulties" on developing for Wii U? Why haven't they confirmed the release date for a digital Switch version?
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