This week former Konami developer, Koji Igarashi, announced a partnership with 505 Games to publish his current project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Igarashi said in an interview with IGN that a new partnership was necessary to meet quality standards. But this has caused a delay in the release date that could affect the fate of the Wii U port. As Igarashi commented, with the passing of time certain hardware becomes irrelevant.
With the release date pushed to 2018 and the Wii U already on its way out the development of this console’s port is losing relevance. However, this is a Kickstarter project and the studio is not in full liberty of ruling out the Wii U just yet.
This is why Igarashi also commented that, while he’d like to focus on the newest hardware, the decision will be taken after consulting with the backers.
… I’m hoping that if there is going to be a difficult decision some day, and we don’t know, that we’re able to have that conversation. If they say they don’t get it, well that’s where we’re at. And if they say they do get it, well then, we’ll be able to do things that are maybe more interesting. We’ll see.
Could this mean they’re waiting for the NX’s release to make a move? What do you think?