I fully intend to support, purchase, and play Yooka-Laylee in spite of the cancellation of the Wii U version.
I feel as if people are lumping together all third party developers under a single umbrella, as if they are all on single entity who are looking to fuck over Nintendo fans once given the chance. There have been several examples of this happening over the past few years, so I completely understand where people are coming from. But I don’t believe this is another Project Cars situation, or even a Stardew Valley situation (Which I WAS angry about)
I think it is unreasonable for us to assume that developers absolutely have to support old hardware in order to be appealing to Nintendo fans and contribute to the company’s ecosystem. The game is still coming to Nintendo hardware. What is the controversy, exactly?
This is NOT A PROJECT CARS SITUATION. Not all devs, especially small ones, will have knowledge of upcoming hardware and can’t possibly promise to make a game for the new thing if they have no knowledge of it.
I really don’t see why anyone would be upset about Yooka-Laylee not coming out on Wii U. Don’t be surprised if Zelda gets cancelled for it as well, considering it’s release timing. Wii U had a great shelf life and continues to get lots of great indie support. Half Genie Hero is nearly out now, and I can’t wait to play it.
There’s no reason to get upset over the next big thing from Nintendo for getting support.