YouTube superstar Steven Williams – known as boogie2988 – held an hour-long Q&A panel at Retropalooza this past weekend, where he was asked about what he expects from Nintendo NX.
He initially warned that, for it to succeed, Nintendo needs to work harder at engaging with YouTube content creators to help promote the console and to make it far easier for third-party publishers to develop for.
“…I’m hoping that it turns out to be a good console,” Williams shared with attendees. “I’ve talked to two people that have used it. One is somebody from Ubisoft, and he said that programming is actually really nice and Nintendo has been working very closely with them. And that the concept is great, because, he said you could play… I don’t know how careful I should be here.
“Let’s say you could play Assassin’s Creed once you have your handheld plugged into your console, and then you can then detach the thing and take it with you, and play the Assassin’s Creed mobile game out of your pocket. And then when you get back home, plug it directly in and now it attaches back to the [console].
“That’s brilliant. That’s smart, right? Taking a form of the game with you as you go. He says it’s a dream to code for. And then somebody I know that’s played on NX for 20 minutes, he says it’s as innovative as they’d hoped to, and said that ‘we wished we’d done that.’
“Let’s just hope that Nintendo doesn’t falter. Rumoured to be a Smash title at the launch, there’s rumoured to be a mon game for it almost right away. What a world we could be in if Nintendo could get back on top, I’d be so happy.”
After his comments began to spread like wildfire, Williams later warned: “For the people quoting me about Nintendo NX please know, all my information is second-hand by semi-trustable sources.
Hope they are right. I would not stake my credibility on this second-hand information and I hope you don’t either.”