With near-constant speculation about a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition in the pipeline, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has looked to calm rumours by stating that it is not in the company’s “planning horizon.”
“We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limited time opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch,” Fils-Aime explained to Kotaku.
“That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system. So, while consumers may have been anticipating something, we view these as limited time opportunities. We’ve also now been very clear that as the consumer looks forward to engaging with our classic content that is going to happen more and more with the subscription service.”
Then asked as to whether he would rule out that an N64 Classic Edition would ever see release, he added: “I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon.”