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Hyper Light Drifter’s Wii U version “currently in limbo”

Posted on February 17, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

The Wii U version of Hyper Light Drifter is “currently in limbo,” according to Heart Machine. Today’s update was shared as part of a new post over on Kickstarter.

During Hyper Light Drifter’s early days, Heart Machine “had information about our engine”. The team was hoping this would result in a relatively simply port to Nintendo’s console. But now, Heart Machine says Hyper Light Drifter is in jeopardy of missing out on Wii U due to “ongoing internal contractual issues beyond our control between the platform holder and engine developer”.

You can read Heart Machine’s full update from the Kickstarter post below.

The Wii U port is, unfortunately, currently in limbo.
So what happened? We had information about our engine, two years back, when we announced support for the platform. This had assured us we could port to the Wii U with relatively little hassle by now. However, due to ongoing internal contractual issues beyond our control between the platform holder and engine developer, we just don’t know when or if this situation will have a good resolution. We are looking into the options available and doing what we can to help push the issue, including posting about it here.

This means we will still offer the option of Wii U in the Surveys, with the stipulation that if you do choose it as your platform, and we end up unable to support it this year, we will offer you a key on another platform of your choice. We would rather keep this option open, knowing there’s still a possibility for it to work, than cancel the port right now.

I realize this isn’t ideal, and plenty of people are looking forward to the release on a Nintendo platform (as are we, being life-long fans). Please understand business can sometimes get in the way of production, and there’s only so much we can do to help sway these types of events with larger entities. We’ll keep everyone updated as soon as we know more.


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