Metroid Prime 4 Development Gets Rebooted
Nintendo has just uploaded a video explaining by the words of a Shinya Takashi, which is responsible from games development that Nintendo’s expectations on the development of Metroid Prime 4 has not been met and Nintendo has decided to re-start the development of the game in the hands of Producer Kensuke Tanabe with collaboration with the studio that developed the original Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios in the United States.
By collaborating and developing with Retro Studios, we believe we can make this game something that will meet our fans’ expectations. Shinya Takashi said.
Metroid Prime was announced at E3 2017 and it was rumored that it was being developed for the Nintendo Switch by Bandai Namco.
Check the official announcement from Nintendo down below:
“Ever since the announcement, we have not been able to give you an update but as a result of the continuing development Although this is very regrettable, we must let you know that the current development progress has not reached the standards we seek in a sequel to the Metroid Prime series
Nintendo always strives for the highest quality in our games; and in the development phase, we challenge ourselves and confront whether the game is living up to that quality on a daily basis.
If we’re not satisfied with the quality, we aren’t able to deliver it to our costumer with confidence, and the game will not live up to iur fans’s expectations.
From this perspective we have determined that the current development status of the game is very challenged and we had to make a difficult decision as a development team.
We have decided to reexamine the development structure itself and change it. Specifically, we have decided to have the Producer Kensuke Tanabe work in trust and collaboration with the studio that developed the original Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios in the United States and restart development from the beginning. By collaborating and developing with Retro Studios, we believe we can make this game something that will meet our fans’ expectations.”
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