However, the company must continue to access the old catalog
Known for repeatedly changing its backwards compatibility strategy between generations, Nintendo recently admitted that currently, Offering such features is much easier than in the past🇧🇷 However, the company has not made any public commitment to try to expand access to some of its older platform catalogs.
Asked about the company’s plans at a meeting with shareholders, Shigeru Miyamoto explained that in the past, The company offered users a resource known as Virtual Console🇧🇷 🇧🇷As long as the hardware remains unchanged, these games can continue to be played. However, publishing rights for video games is complicated, and we said we would only add titles after securing the necessary rights.🇧🇷
He also explained that in the past, offering backwards compatibility was hampered by the fact that, With every change in technology, new production processes were needed🇧🇷 🇧🇷Recently, however, development environments have become more and more standardized, and we now have an environment that allows players to more easily enjoy older games on consoles.” Miyamoto continued.
Nintendo says its strength is creating new games
During the meeting, Miyamoto hinted that it is Nintendo’s priority for at least the next few years It shouldn’t be about boosting your backwards compatibility initiatives🇧🇷 🇧🇷Nintendo’s strength is creating new gaming experiences, so when we release new hardware in the future, we want to showcase unique games that couldn’t be created on existing hardware.🇧🇷
Currently, the company is trying to offer older games Focus on the Nintendo Switch Online subscription system🇧🇷 Through them, the company offers access to a fixed catalog of Super Nintendo and Nintendo games – and those willing to pay a bit more can also play selected Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive titles.
one A significant portion of the company’s back catalog will be lost in March 2023When it permanently disables Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop activity. This will end Virtual Console and make it difficult to access games from older platforms such as Game boy🇧🇷 Game boy in advance and Nintendo DSincluding those owned by Nintendo’s partner manufacturers.
Xbox will no longer accept new backwards compatible games
The games added yesterday were the last