Bethesda: Nintendo didn’t engage third-party enough before Wii U reveal

Nintendo Insider writes:

Bethesda’s Pete Hines has poured scorn on Nintendo’s efforts to discuss their intentions for Wii U with third-party publishers ahead of the console’s announcement.

Asked as to what the company could do once again attract them, Hines stated that the time for that “has long past” and that Microsoft and Sony involve them in the design process far more.

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NYC_Gamer1877d ago

The current leadership of Nintendo is just out of touch with many publishers/studios

Infamous2981877d ago

like adam sessler said, nintendo must fire people.

lilbroRx1877d ago

You do know that Nintendo is still making a profit right?

Why would they want to fire people who are making them money?

trafalger1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

"You do know that Nintendo is still making a profit right?"

that is likely on the handhelds, not the wii u which is what this article is about. nintendo has had poor relations with third party that goes back decades, not just years.

zeal0us1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

At this late in the stage I doubt firing will do much.

Firing someone now won't drive sells up or provide more quality 3rd party games rather rush ports.

trafalger1877d ago

this is what happens when you run your company from within a bubble.

JackOfAllBlades1877d ago

Reggie's secretary, "Bethesda is here". Reggie, "Meh"

AbortMission1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

Lmao who would even dislike this? These are pure, unadulterated facts. Nintendo really is out of touch with 3rd parties and they'd rather be the Fisher Price of video games, making Mario games and systems (2DS) for kids, over getting a variety of games and the support of the core gamer market.

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zeal0us1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

Instead making that silly little video about on how you publisher thought Nintendo WiiU change gaming at E3 2012(could been 2011) you guys should've went to them and gave them some demands.

I would have rather seen the WiiU delay a year or two with better third party support than release sooner with terrible third party support.

falcon971877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

The situation isnt that bad now with wiiu ???? Sega's 3 games,that Capcom game,that Namco/Nintendo pokemon game,ect ect,and most of the meaniful 3rd party games like Watchdogs,COD Ghosts,Assasins creed 4,Batman origins,ect ect......

zeal0us1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

Except for the fact many of those game won't get the same treatment as their console counterparts will on the wiiU. Batman:Origin is missing multiplayer but they still want to charge $60 for it. Either add the MP or lower the price.
What I'm saying is if publishers/developers like Bethesda felt like Nintendo didn't engage with 3rd parties enough then should have went to them. Instead most of them jump on the train and were singing praises to Nintendo. Now comes 2013 and we see most of them have jump the fence and making complaints.

AbortMission1877d ago

3rd parties like Bethesda now have to beg for Nintendo to do their job right? Lol what world do you live in? This is NINTENDO'S fault and Nintendo's fault only.

Enough damage controlling the fact that Nintendo is like that socially awkward guy who can't get a pretty girl (3rd parties) to date him (put games on their system)

zeal0us1877d ago

I know Nintendo takes part of the blame but publishers and developers also take part of the blame as well.

Should Nintendo built a better system to satisfy the needs of 3rd party developers/publishers? Yes.

Should 3rd party developers went to Nintendo about Nintendo's system need improvements to satisfy their needs? Yes.

For instance you give the group you're overseeing a project to do. It's your responsibility job to make sure the project is getting done efficiently. Its the group's responsibility to report any problems to you that project may present.

GreenRanger1877d ago

"Asked as to what the company could do once again attract them, Hines stated that the time for that “has long past”"


ChickeyCantor1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

Don't think Bethesda ever really cared for Nintendo. They tried with a crappy racing game, event hough they knew it wouldn't sell.

Misaka_x_Touma1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

Oh Bethesda come back when you actually made a game for Nintendo then say that.

Besides I wouldn't want your games on Wii U anyways. From what I played Skyrim on 360 got me bored about 3 hours in.

On Topic.

Maybe Nintendo went to the developers who once supported them every generation and not just some random publishers who never had interest.

AbortMission1877d ago

Lol @ your damage control. How you drones twist these things, I have no idea.

Misaka_x_Touma1877d ago

How is it twisting.
Did any Nintendo fan say they want every Third Party Developer or Publisher on Wii U. OR did you see me post about how I want said game or publisher bring this game to Wii U.

I careless about western third party publishers.

I am all for Japanese Gaming.

buynit1877d ago (Edited 1877d ago )

a lot of 3rd party turned their back on nintendo a long time ago abd since then they have been doing just fine marching to their own drum beat..

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