Mutant Mudds Developer Clarifies his Comments on 3DS Piracy
Renegade Kid co-founder and Mutant Mudds developer Jools Watsham has clarified his comment on the 3DS and piracy. Nintendo fans had a less than positive reaction to his threats to stop support for the system if piracy ramps up.
On the Mutant Mudds developers blog, he stated that they have games planned for the 3DS till 2014.
“I have always been a huge supporter of Nintendo, the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS,” said Watsham . “If you have followed my vlogs, blogs, and tweets over the past 6 years you will know this. What saddens me is that some people have taken my comments as an attack on Nintendo, the 3DS, and the players. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“This does not mean I am taking a stand against piracy. This does not mean I am taking my business elsewhere in an action of protest. What this means is if we cannot make money from developing games we can no longer develop games. That is what can happen if piracy gets bad. If enough people choose to illegally obtain copies of my games for free instead of paying for them, it directly affects my business and my home.”
Renegade Kid previous statements that if piracy where to “get bad on 3DS” they would stop supporting the system got many fans upset. He still feels that piracy will always play a part in a console or handheld.
“I accept that piracy will exist on the 3DS,” he said. “The question is how much is it affecting the market? Some markets maintain a healthy business environment alongside piracy. I believe this is due to many factors, not least of which is the service provided in that market.
“Our support of the 3DS platform couldn’t be stronger. I expect the cynics out there will discard my words as an attempt to just smooth things over. No. I just want to try and get my original intent communicated. That is all.”
I understand where he is coming from, and they have announced Mutant Mudds 2 is in development. Nintendo has to make sure the 3DS doesn’t fall so far into piracy like the DS and PSP did.
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