“I can’t say yes, I can’t say no at this stage.”
Rebellion would love to support the Nintendo NX, if only the developer could see what they’d be working with. It seems it’s not just gamers who are eager to see what Nintendo’s new gaming platform will be, as many developers are looking forward to getting their hands on the hardware and seeing if their games could be released on it.
Last week, Sniper Elite 4 was revealed by Rebellion and fans everywhere are looking forward to sniping some Nazi soldiers right where it hurts. We know the game is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but could it be released on the NX?
In an interview with VideoGamer, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley praised Nintendo, but stated that he would need to see the NX’s hardware before his company can support it.
“Nintendo are brilliant,” Kingsley said. “They’re a fabulous company and I love them. I always feel they’re quite eccentric. They come up with some incredible hardware. Even the Virtua Boy back in the day was really intriguing, and then the clamshell design of their handhelds. To be honest, I just don’t know [whether Rebellion will support NX]. The only way I can answer the question is, when we know what the machine is we’ll see and we’ll have a look. I’ve always loved Nintendo, I love their games and love their hardware.
“I know no more about [NX] than you do, so we’d be purely speculating,” he continued. “If it’s something that will run our games and if it isn’t some weird wobble balance board or something that’s totally irrelevant to what we’re doing then, if we can and if there’s a market there, if there’s a commercial opportunity, then we definitely want to capitalise on that.”
In the past, Rebellion has been very supportive of Nintendo’s consoles. Sniper Elite V2 was released on the Wii U, Rogue Trooper saw a release on the Wii, and Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death was released on the GameCube.
If the hardware’s right, it seems possible future Rebellion games could see a release on the NX, but we can’t know for sure until we know more.
“I can’t say yes, I can’t say no at this stage,” said Kingsley, “because I don’t actually know what [NX] is.”
Rumors have suggested that the NX will be released sooner rather than later, so here’s hoping we get some solid news on it soon.
Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 4 is due to be released later this year.