n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles
Posted by Orla Madden
"There's just very low demand right now"
In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, CEO of developing company n-Space, Dan O'Leary, announced that the company has no titles in development for Nintendo consoles for the first time in "probably 10 years".
The company has earned a reputation as a specialist in the handheld market in particular, but work on the 3DS has been less plentiful than on the DS family of systems.
It's kind of a sad thing to say, because for a long time n-Space has been known as a Nintendo-friendly developer. We certainly have loved all our time working with them. We think their hardware's great. We think more often than not they have the right mindset in the difficult game world we live in...There's just very low demand right now for their work through the publisher side.
O'Leary has said that he does expect Nintendo to "swing back", and despite the 3DS doing so well in the market, he reckons sales haven't been living up to publishers expectations.
The news was just talking about how Nintendo was beating everybody with hardware sales. The DS and 3DS sales curves have been slower than publishers would have liked. That may change, but I can tell you right now we're not working on anything.
The studio is currently completing Skylanders Swap Force on the 3DS, and clearly there's nothing lined up when that's finished; it launches on 13th October across North America and 19th October in Europe. n-Space was also the developer behind 3DS title Heroes of Ruin which released a little over a year ago.