Alph wrote:shootbang wrote:Rueckkoppler wrote:And then release the game day one on all platforms, now that they're getting the hang of the most recent newcomer, the Nintendo Switch.
The Switch will never get the game on day one because it takes so much extra effort to downgrade a game enough to run on it. Playtonic is a small independent studio and it would probably take all their resources for months to do the job. In order to ship a product they will be forced to do what they did this time and focus on other consoles first.
They should just use Switch as the base system they develop for. They're probably going to have a bigger market on the Switch anyway, despite the whole debacle with the Switch port of Yooka-Laylee.
Exactly. It's been proven that these kind of games don't sell as well on PlayStation / XBOX consoles. People expect these colourful games to come to a Nintendo platform and actively buy these systems for them. All the other ones don't care as much and those who do can be divided in other categories than the target audience, like former Nintendo-owner (nostalgic fan) or a parent who happens to own such a console and wants their kids to have something to play as well... but they usually buy Nintendo anyway if that's the case.