The Nintendo Switch is creating waves globally with news of it being a highly programmer-friendly console. In fact, some developers are labeling it the most programmer-friendly console to be launched. The Switch has now earned ample praise from Nicalis President Tyrone Rodriguez.
The Nintendo Switch is going to be an apt platform for several indie gaming titles including The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +. Rodriguez states that the Switch is incredibly programmer-friendly. He talks of how his statement seems like “lip service to Nintendo” but reiterates that his sentiments are actually genuine.
If this proved untrue, then the company would have been unable to get these games running on the Nintendo Switch swiftly as per Rodriguez. My Nintendo News reports that Rodriguez is highly impressed with the Switch, calling it “light years ahead of what we were doing with Wii U.”
What Rodriguez Also Confirms
He talks of failing to have a launch title if the console was not as programmer-friendly as it is. He also states that there will be several other Switch games from the company in the future. These are currently under development as per sources.
The three initial titles have already been announced for the Switch. These are Redout, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth + and 1001 Spikes. Several other indie games have been announced for the Switch by other developers.
These include the likes of Tumbleseed and Stardew Valley to name a few. Rodriguez also states that he enjoyed the limited developers coming on-board for Nintendo’s consoles. There was limited competition in the past, according to him.
However, all that looks set to change with the indie gaming explosion that the Switch is expected to fuel. However, Rodriguez says this is “not a bad thing.” He feels that more quality games for every platform will ultimately benefit the industry at large.
More on the Switch
The Guardian reports that the Switch is expected to be a huge success. It is expected to get six hours of battery life. It can be charged with USB-C cables, which is a first from Nintendo. The Switch is a hybrid handheld and console gaming product.
The Wii U earlier attempted to tap into this market with the GamePad controllers which had built-in screens. However, Nintendo failed to market it properly and it did not quite take off. The Switch, on the other hand, is exclusively geared towards this segment. It wins the race on account of sheer portability alone.