Baldur’s Gate Dev Poops on Nintendo
A post on Eurogamer strings together the Twitter ranting of Trent Oster, the founder of developer Beamdog and veteran of BioWare, who takes Nintendo to task while announcing that Beamdog’s forthcoming Baldur’s Gate remake won’t be coming to Wii U. While the game’s actually being made by Overhaul Games for PC, Mac, and iPad, Overhaul is a subsidiary of Beamdog.
“We don’t do Nintendo development. Our previous experience with Nintendo was enough to ensure there will not be another,” Tweeted Oster. The post explains the probable source of Oster’s anti-Nintendo sentiments: Overhaul ported MDK2 to WiiWare, along with the inclusion of new motion-controls.
Oster went into more details:
“My problems with Nintendo are: requiring 6000 unit sales before payment, a certification process that took us 9 months and a 40 mb limit.
“Nintendo isn’t a good platform for developers. The Wii is a toy, not a console.”