Popular game developer CD Projekt Red, known for The Witcher franchise as well as the Gwent trading card game spin-off (announced at E3 last week) is one of the most highly regarded studio’s in the industry. This is a good sign for Nintendo fans especially when a team member, Fabian Mario Doehla, implied a very positive outlook for Nintendo’s new console code-named ‘NX’. Doehla has stated in an interview that the hardware will be “fantastic and that the studio is looking forward to it. Here is a translated snippet from the interview with the original German video version below:
Host: What do you know about NX?
Fabian: It will be fantastic. As developer [CD Projekt] you get access to the hardware and everybody [at CD Projekt] is looking forward. We know things.
Host: Are you lying now?
Fabian: No, no.
Host: Sometimes I cannot tell if you are telling the truth or not.
Fabian: No, no! It was like this in the past as the Wii prototypes came in, back then called “Revolution”. It was so funny that in Japan they were all very excited at the developer studios of SEGA, they thought it was very good. The Europeans took a little longer. Like “Well, maybe this doesn’t work”, you know, because it was technically just a GameCube. It was not much more. But NX what you hear [of the developers] about NX is all very positive.
Host: But the hardware will be much worse than the new Xbox.
Fabian: I think this will never again be the main emphasis in the future [for Nintendo]. Can it [NX] be better than the new Xbox? Take a realistic point of view: is Nintendo able to build a console that has got more power than Xbox?