The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED has shared that Nintendo NX “will be fantastic,” seemingly indicating that they are aware what the future holds for the “dedicated game platform.”
He shared that everyone at CD Projekt is looking forward to the console, and what they have heard from developers is “all very positive.” Then, when prompted that it will be underpowered in comparison to Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, he replied that it would be unrealistic to expect that in the first place.
You can read through the translated transcription below, as well as see the video (in German):
Host: What do you know about NX?
Fabian: It will be fantastic. As a developer [CD Projekt] you get access to the hardware and everybody [at CD Projekt] is looking forward. We know things.
Host: Are you lying now?
Fabian: No, no.
Host: Sometimes I cannot tell if you are telling the truth or not.
Fabian: No, no! It was like this in the past as the Wii prototypes came in, back then called ‘Revolution.’ It was so funny that in Japan they were all very excited at the developer studios of SEGA, they thought it was very good. The Europeans took a little longer. Like ‘Well, maybe this doesn’t work,’ you know, because it was technically just a GameCube. It was not much more. But NX what you hear [of the developers] about NX is all very positive.
Host: But the hardware will be much worse than the new Xbox.
Fabian: I think this will never again be the main emphasis in the future [for Nintendo]. Can it [NX] be better than the new Xbox? Take a realistic point of view: is Nintendo able to build a console that has got more power than Xbox?
Host: In theory it is possible.
Fabian: Affordable? Do they have the contacts to the industrial facilities, resources… [Shakes head several times in denial] And what would be the positive outcome? Who is going to develop games for it?
Fabian: But anyway, I am really looking forward to NX.
Host: I see. But what kind of console will it be? Will it be a handheld? Or…
Fabian: It will be spectacular!
Host: [Jokes] Nah, you know nothing. I’ll have a look in the chat.
Fabian: I’ll not make the mistake to reveal a console again. Not at this time.