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Circle Entertainment has interest in Switch

Posted on January 3, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Circle Entertainment has put out a ton of games on the eShop over the years, so it’s no surprise that the company is interested in Switch. The publisher did actually attempt to apply for a Switch licence. However, CEO Chris Chao says “Nintendo wants us to be patient.”

That being said, Chao has some concerns about Switch. Since it supports engines like Unity and Unreal, developers will be able to easily make titles, and he’s unsure if the quality level can be maintained. Smaller developers surviving with a lot of competition could also be problematic.

Chao told Nintendo Life:

“Right now we are focusing on 3DS, Steam and PlayStation (probably VR); we tried to apply for a Switch license and Nintendo wants us to be patient. Personally I am a little bit worried about Switch (not the hardware), but I’m still willing to work on the platform.

If you want to know my worries, I have to say that if this platform can easily port the likes of Unity and Unreal, for gamers that’s cool to see so many titles come out, but how can we make sure game quality will stay at a high level? Maybe some indies will port 5-10 titles in 2 months; it’ll be hard for small developers to survive on the platform with such huge competition.”


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  • I think that’s par for the course, if you’re developing for a potentially large platform. They wouldn’t make it nearly as bad as steam’s quality control though, I hope.

  • R.Z.

    One day it’s too hard to develop for a Nintendo Platform, the next day it’s too easy …
    I guess that’s where gaming websites and communities need to come in to help distinguish between the wheat and the chaff.

    • HyruleSmasher

      no matter what you do you will never be able to please humans the whole

    • hi v3.0

      They’re indies

  • ForeVision

    I understand his concerns, and you can find exactly what he’s talking about on Steam. Some companies dumping their entire back catalog of sometimes absolutely horrible games on there, reducing exposure for good games and giving both gamers looking for them and developers selling them a hard time.

    I sincerely hope Nintendo keeps this in mind and prepares for it accordingly (depending on how popular Switch becomes)

  • JJ

    I wish Circle Entertainment would finally just make Castle Conquerer Heroes 3 for 3DS, until I get a proper sequel to Advance Wars that series filled that nitche.

  • Evan Baranowski

    Circle traditionally publishes games of very low quality themselves, so I don’t see the problem.

  • awng781

    Wii U: “It’s too hard to port games onto this platform.”
    Switch: “It’s too easy to port games onto this platform.”


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  • MagcargoMan

    “Maybe some indies will port 5-10 titles in 2 months”

    Lol, Indies can’t even make a game within a year. How the hell would they make ten ports in two months.

    • JasonBall

      Have you seen the latest from rcmadiax?

      • MagcargoMan

        Shovelware doesn’t count.