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Studio MDHR On Cuphead Coming To The Switch: “It’s A Surprise To Us Too”

Jared Moldenhauer, co-founder of Studio MDHR and lead game designer, recently spoke the USGamer in a new interview. There, Moldenhauer talks about the recently announced Switch port of Cuphead.  Firstly, Moldenhauer explained how it came to be. saying that “it’s a surprise to us too. It was something to do with Nintendo and Microsoft obviously working things out, finding friendly middle ground and the general sense was that they wanted more people exploring and playing games. So like, the more people who can enjoy an indie game is more important than exclusivity. I don’t know internally how that worked for them—beats me—but when the opportunity arose for us and was like you can be on Switch, of course we jumped on it. It’s pretty stellar to have the chance.”

Moldenhauer also talked about the challenges of bringing it over to the console, explaining that “You have to reapproach some of the ways you had it set up in a new way, because we didn’t want to bog it down and it would have been insane loading times. So basically it was just finding a new way to pack all the sprite atlases and how to approach that, but the benefit was, sure it’s a lot of work to do that for the Switch, but now across the board everything will have quicker loading time too. So it was just like, a win and a win and only good for the fans of the game.”


7 thoughts on “Studio MDHR On Cuphead Coming To The Switch: “It’s A Surprise To Us Too””

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    Microsoft is being too generous.

    I like it.

    Right now, this Microsoft and Nintendo relationship seems to be going in the right direction.

    Now if they’d only consider arming the Switch with Game Pass.

    Awesome news so far!

    1. Nintendo don’t own Silksong at all and probably not Astral Chain either how would they ‘give’ Microsoft those games lol

      I mean Studio MDHR did an exclusivity deal with Microsoft and Microsoft agreed to fund Cuphead. I guess a better comparison would be Bayonetta 3.

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