Gameindustry.biz got the chance to catch up with some developers who are working on the upcoming Nintendo Switch title Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. In the run up to this years E3 event, leaks started to appear online and needless to say; reactions were definitely of a mixed variety. Davide Soliani, creative director for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, spoke about how the leaks affected the team at Ubisoft because of the reactions they were seeing from the public:
“When the game leaks, no one is happy,” Soliani says. “Also, let’s be honest, the reaction at the beginning was not ‘sceptical’ – it was a little bit worse than that. It was quite hard on the team morale to read some of those comments. I asked for Grant’s opinion, [since he] has way more experience than me. ‘Do you think they will love it? Do you think they will hate us? Do you think that we’ve done everything wrong?’ I was very, very worried. Because, you know, people on the internet can be very, very, very harsh.”
Grant continues: “Davide was completely panicking. I kept saying to him not to worry and that everyone was going to love it.”
You can read the full interview here.