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RUMOR: Retro Studios Mismanaged; At Risk of Total Shutdown

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#1 Ngamer01

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:24 PM

The following is marked rumor for now:

https://gonintendo.c...oyee-says-staff

 

Some developer that left Retro Studios has posted a negative job review saying Retro Studios is mismanaged and expects the studio to close.

 

As we know Retro Studios tends to have poor turnovers in that after each released game, people leave and are replaced for the next release. Assuming if that job site isn't prone to trolls signing up to pass false information (like wikis are prone to), could Retro have been working on something that wasn't just working and thus they are likely going to either be turned into Nintendo Software Tech 2 or shut down altogether? Nobody knows. This is something Nintendo won't allow the public to know if there is something wrong here.
 
The only way we found out the problems with Nin Software Tech is when after Project HAMMER collapsed, NST was turned into the Mario vs. DK series developer and also assigned to help Nintendo's mobile division. A far cry from their days heading up Metroid Prime Hunters and Wave Race.  What do you think happened?  And what do you think will happen to Retro Studios?  We haven't heard of anything from them for about five years outside DKC: Tropical Freeze being ported to Switch.

Edited by Ngamer01, 02 July 2018 - 02:25 PM.


#2 Admin Prime

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:20 PM

By default any bad review from an exiting employee should be met with a healthy amount of skepticism. That said, Retro finished developing Tropical Freeze in late 2013, so the fact that we've gone this long without an announcement doesn't exactly look good.

I don't think they'd ever shut down Retro though. At most they'd pull a massive management overhaul. Retro's one of their crown jewel teams and their only major western studio, so there's far too much value in them to just give up altogether. NST was never a premier studio, and they also had the unique situation of largely being overseen by NOA, which meant different circumstances for that studio, whereas Retro has always reportedly directly to NCL.

#3 Bobby Lee "Buford" Robok

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:01 PM

I agree with Prime, no announcement in a while looks bad. 



#4 torgo

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:50 AM

I agree with Robok agreeing with Prime.



#5 Lame "PBluafnotr4d2" 87421F

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

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#6 torgo

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:21 PM

Wait, Retro made RE 2? :O







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