Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamotowho created Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda и Donkey Kongadmitted that backward compatibility is much easier now than it used to be.
According to Miyamoto, publishing rights are still a difficult issue, so Nintendo can only add those “old” projects with which she definitely will not have legal problems.
At the same time, games were previously created in different development environments for each console. These environments may not have been reused after hardware changes, making older games unplayable on newer consoles without additional modifications. Now the development environment has become more standardized – and the corresponding problems have become much less.
Miyamoto also added that Nintendo’s strength lies in creating new gaming experiences. That is why, during the release of the future of new devices, the company would like to demonstrate unique video games on it that would not be possible on the old hardware.
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