With little known about the upcoming 2o17 release of the Nintendo NX, Ubisoft seems to be the only publisher talking about the platform. Speaking with MCV yesterday, Ubisoft’s EMEA boss Alain Corre spoke highly of the upcoming console:
We have always appreciated the relationship with Nintendo, the co-creation and the fact that they are really concentrating on quality – they have fantastic brands…and they are addressing the family market in a very different way, their own way, which we appreciate. We have done a lot of products and successes with Nintendo in the past, and we believe that the NX will recapture a lot the lapsed Wii players. So we will see when they release it, but we are confident.
Ubisoft’s confidence doesn’t stop there, however. Speaking on Ubisoft’s Q1 financial call, CEO Yves Guillemot was very positive on the NX, implying that the console will regain the attention of more casual gamers while helping the industry continue to grow.
While Nintendo has been fairly quiet on the NX front, we do know that the current plan is to release in March 2017, that there will be a NX version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and that Ubisoft plans to release it’s next Just Dance game on the platform. Given the release window that’s been announced, we’ll likely be getting a full reveal of the console in the coming months.
What do you think about Nintendo’s next console? Are you as bullish as Ubisoft appears to be? Let us know in the comments!