While breakout indie hit Rocket League has launched on most of the major platforms, one large omission is Wii U. Although Rocket League is hardly alone in terms of multi-system titles skipping Nintendo’s current home console, developer Psyonix won’t be counting out the company’s upcoming hardware. In an interview with GamingBolt, the studio’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Jeremy Dunham, confirmed that Nintendo’s NX will be on Psyonix’s radar for a possible port.
“It is certainly something we would consider. We consider all platforms, and whether or not they would make sense for
Rocket League, whether or not they fit our timelines, whether or not we can afford to make our games on them. Every new brand new platform you work on, that is development time you take away from adding features to the existing versions of the game, for a version that the public isn’t even playing yet. So these are all considerations we have to make when we bring up new platforms.” — Jeremy Dunham
According to Dunham, Psyonix approaches the possibility of a new port with a series of questions to determine how worthwhile the time investment would be.
“But the answer to whether or not we would do it is identical to the hypothetical PS4K- and that is, could we do it? Should we do it? And does the community want us to do it? Those are all things we have to consider, and if the answers are positive, then we would. Now whether or not it would have cross platform multiplayer, our goal for any version of
Rocket League going in is to make it cross network, no matter where you are. So really, it would be a matter of understanding our limitations, what they might or might not be in that situation. So in general we would always try to make it work- whether or not we would in this case would depend on whether or not we develop for the platform in the first place, and then whether or not it would be possible.” — Jeremy Dunham
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