The NX, the codename for Nintendo’s next platform, is getting praise from Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick. Take-Two hasn’t been a huge partner of Nintendo’s in some time, with popular games like Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto, and Mafia skipping the Wii U altogether. That doesn’t mean they’ll never make games for a Nintendo device. In fact, Mr. Zelnick had some very nice words about the NX, saying:
We’re believers. We never want to count Nintendo out. They do it over and over and over again. So we feel pretty enthusiastic actually.
When asked about Nintendo’s position in the console race, he defended them, saying:
It’s not a slump, it’s intentional. They come to market, they do really well, and then they sort of exit the market for a period of time. They’ve been doing it for like 150 years, and that company has been doing the same thing… They’re really thoughtful, they come to market with something they really think is going to work, more often than not it really works, it blows up and then eventually they let it decline and they move on to the next thing. They don’t mind having time in between.
Whether or not this leads to game development on the NX remains to be seen. It seems like the publisher will be taking a wait and see approach to see if it catches on before devoting resources to the new platform.