Firebrand Would Love to Develop an F-Zero Game
Posted by Trevor Chan
Hopes Nintendo is listening
Having already brought the TrackMania and Need For Speed franchises to the Wii and DS, it's fairly clear that Firebrand Games has an interest in developing racing games. In fact, there's a particular racing series that creative director Pete Shea would love to have Firebrand Games work on.
Speaking to Cubed3, Firebrand Games CEO Mark Greenshields commented on the reputation the company has gained from specialising in the racing genre, seeing no reason to veer off course by developing something different. That said, the company is still open to new ideas and won't be ruling anything out just yet. Shea added:
We'd love to make an F-Zero game if Nintendo are listening, though! F-Zero X is one of my all-time favourite games!
When asked whether anything was happening with regards to DS development, Greenshields revealed that an unannounced DS game is in the works which is scheduled to ship later this year. Although nothing more was shared, Greenshields described the project as "the pinnacle of the Firebrand DS Racing experience".
Although Greenshields refused to comment on whether 3DS development was underway, Shea had nothing but praise for the 3DS:
It's great! We predict and hope it’s going to be huge. We're delighted that Nintendo have managed to pull another ace out of their sleeve just as the DS starts to reach market saturation. We think it’s definitely the right move. Rather than "DS 2" simply being a more powerful DS, the 3D element brings a wealth of exciting new possibilities to the table, just as the touch-screen did on DS or motion control did on Wii.