The CEO of Stardock, a software development company, has chimed in with his thoughts on supporting the Nintendo Switch. It would seem that we won’t be seeing much support from Stardock as he’s a firm believer that he hasn’t seen a lot of success from non-Nintendo studios. CEO Brad Wardell recently had an interview with GamingBolt and had the following to say on the matter:
“No, [we] probably [will] not [support the Switch]. It’s too different than any of the others, and there isn’t a lot of – I haven’t seen a lot of third party success stories on the more recent Nintendo hardware. Nintendo, is a great market for Nintendo, but I haven’t seen a lot of huge hits made by non Nintendo studios.”
Wardell also spoke about Nintendo and their lack of need for third party support due to Nintendo’s IP:
“Nintendo doesn’t arguably need third party,” Wardell said. “You think about the Mario games, Zelda, I mean, there’s plenty there. I mean, if it was a $1000 game system, maybe I’d care. But as it stands now, there is plenty to play with on the Switch, that’s just fine.”
Stardock are best known for computer programs that allow a user to modify or extend a graphical user interface as well as personal computer games, particularly strategy games such as Galactic Civilizations, Sins of a Solar Empire and Fallen Enchantress.