Not so long ago we reported that Cliff "Cliffy B" Bleszinski had some very kind words to say about Super Mario 3D World, but the former Epic Games staffer has more positive things to say about Nintendo.
He has taken to Twitter to praise the Japanese company's business approach at a time when other studios and publishers seem obsessed with finding ways to monetize their titles or discover new methods of analysing commercial performance:
I love that in a world of free to play- how are you monitizing- data analytics- A/B testing- Nintendo is still like "fun first, bitches."— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) December 30, 2013
Of course, he's not totally correct there — Nintendo is dipping its toe into the murky waters of free-to-play with Steel Diver: Sub Wars, but the point remains. The Kyoto veteran has always been focused on providing fun first, and that stance has ensured decades of success — and we're positive it will give many more, too.