Nintendo issued a statement on the impact that the Covid-19 could have on launching games for switch in 2020, indicating that there could be postponements if ” effects“Virus yes”will prolong or worsen«
Microsoft and Sony have made similar claims in recent months, with delays for titles like Minecraft Dungeons, Wasteland 3, Marvel’s Iron Man, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima.
Compared to the two giants, however, Nintendo has yet to announce any titles that are due to launch this year, to avoid news of postponements that would hurt its business or, quite simply, because the big N doesn’t really know when these launches could take place. in these conditions. uncertain.
« If the effects of COVID-19 continue or worsen, plans may be affected due to the different developmental environments between working at home and in the officeNintendo explains.
« In particular, the impact on foreign branches and other subsidiaries involved in development should be even more difficult to predict than in Japan«
The company believes that “due to these factors, we may not be able to launch Nintendo products and services as intended.«
However, COVID-19 hasn’t slowed software sales, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has had the best launch since Switch’s release.
Although no details were shared on the matter, Nintendo said that “ this is also true for other publishers, so it may not be possible to deliver game content on Nintendo platforms as intended.«
Apparently, there may be other references that may not be closely related to Nintendo, but also to other developers and publishers working on Switch.
There are rumors that plans are underway for Mario’s 35th birthday, which will involve multiple franchise remasterings; even a Paper Mario game is reportedly in the works. However, it is not clear when these games could be launched or even announced.
So far, Nintendo has only unveiled one triple-A title for 2020, namely Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, scheduled for May 29.
In related news, we learned the latest sales figures for Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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