If you play any strategy games on the PC, you know of Stardock. They’re the company behind the likes of Offworld Trading Company and Galactic Civilizations. Don’t expect to see any of their efforts turn up on the Nintendo Switch.
Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, told GamingBolt that the company “probably” won’t wind up supporting the Nintendo Switch.
“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.”
Does Nintendo really need them?
That’s not me asking that rhetorical question. That’s Wardell. Well, he didn’t ask that question, but he certainly provided what he views as the answer.
“Nintendo doesn’t arguably need third party…
…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.”
I tend to disagree there. Nintendo wasn’t able to pull in sales with the Wii U, partially because it didn’t have great third party support. Also because it was sort of a mess of a platform, but that’s beside the point.
Not all companies need to get on the Switch, and it sounds like Stardock is okay with that notion.