Shuhei Yoshida, who as I’m sure many of you will know is president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Interactive Entertainment, has praised the fact that Nintendo is fully embracing the indie scene with the Nintendo Switch. Yoshida says that it’s a great thing for smaller independent developers and opens up whole new avenues for them. Here’s what he had to say during a recent interview at BitSummit.
Nintendo also has the impression of proactively taking in indie games. The indie game developers also seem to be more proactively [going] towards Nintendo Switch.
“I think it’s very good. We have been doing our utmost to support indie game creators until now, and a lot of very good indie games have been released. But recently Nintendo also has been approached by very good indie game developers, and they’re going to support middleware in the fastest time possible, so it does seem like they are putting in the effort. And I think that’s also a great thing for the indie game industry.”
If it can also make indie games more active?
“There are quite some parts where Nintendo users do not pile up with PlayStation users, so it should be possible to deliver games to that many users, shouldn’t it? I think from the eyes of indie game developers, Nintendo Switch may also have a side look of being easy to port games into.”