Nintendo presented up-to-date status information on Metroid Prime 4. In a video, senior executive Shinya Takahashi admitted that the game's development so far has not reached the standards the publisher wanted and the project was restarted. Additionally, the Texas-based Retro Studios, which developed the three previous recordings in the series, was returned to work on the sequel.
"While this is a pity, we must let you know that the current development has not reached the standards we are looking for over the Metroid Prime series," Takahashi said. "Nintendo always strives for the highest quality in our games and our development phase, we face the challenges and we face the fact that the game every day reaches this quality.
"From this point of view, we have found that the current development status of [Metroid Prime 4] is highly controversial and we have had to make a difficult decision as a development team." We decided to review the structure of development and change it. "
Takahashi confirmed that Kansuke Tanabe, producer of the game, will work "in trust and collaboration with the studio that developed the original Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios … and restart their development from the start." This collaboration, he said, will allow Nintendo to make an extension to meet the expected but to the fans.
Takahashi has also tried to restore some of these expectations, especially about how soon people will be able to see and hear more about Metroid Prime 4. "This change will essentially mean restarting development from the start," Takahashi repeated, so that the end of the game will be delayed from our original plan
"This will be a long way to the next time we are able to inform you about progress in development, and the time for development will be broad but will continue to develop the game so that when completed, she will keep Stoy shoulder to shoulder with past titles from the Metroid Prime series. "
Metroid Prime 4 was first announced on the E3 201
The return of Retro Studios will undoubtedly come as good news for Metroid Prime fans, and the team has changed somewhat since it last worked for Metroid, with key members of the Metroid Prime team. development of Prime, who are leaving Studio Armature.Retro Studios maintains strength to connect with Nintendo, developing Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS and various Donkey Kong Country games for Wii, 3DS, Wii U and Switch