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Is whatever Retro Studios has been making for the last five years dead for good?

Is it?

  • Shh no tears... Only Metroid Prime 4 now.

    Votes: 594 57.3%
  • I still believe that weird Star Fox racing thing will come out one day.

    Votes: 442 42.7%

  • Total voters
    1,036

jett

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
15,110
#1
We haven't heard peep from them since Tropical Freeze came out in 2014....until it was revealed that they had recently taken over development for Metroid Prime 4. There were rumors that they were working on some sort of Star Fox-themed racing game, but that's it. And now we just had another Direct, and no news about it still. I figured maybe they could finish up work on this while they're still in the early phases of MP4, but maybe they've just set it aside, and maybe it just has been flat out in development hell and is for the best that it has been canned. What do you think?
 

L Thammy

Spacenoid
Member
Oct 25, 2017
13,842
#7
i don't think retro studios actually exists
it's called retro because it's only something you remember from the past
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,149
#9
I'm not convinced that if whatever else they've been working on got shitcanned Nintendo would have been too happy to hand over MP4 to them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,735
#17
I think yeah...maybe is canceled.

Like, nintendo could just release a trailer and call the day, but no. Or maybe they are holding it because it leaked? I can see nintendo being this bad
 
Jan 16, 2019
72
#18
That additional Starlink content has me shook, but I'll give them til E3. If we don't see anything there I'll assume there's nothing other than MP4.
 
Dec 5, 2018
2,287
#22
I can't believe people actually bought into that star fox grand prix rubbish

retro are the 'we will call you when we want a new DK game or help with a Metroid we can't make work' studio
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,891
#23
If they don't show anything off at E3, then yeah.

I forget who it was that said it but someone implied that Star Fox might not even be shown off today.
 
Dec 5, 2017
334
#27
The fact the Direct showed a Star Fox racing mode to be added to Starlink...doesn't fill me with hope in regards to the survival of Star Fox: Grand Prix.
 

New Fang

Banned
Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,542
#33
The last 5+ years of Retro studio are one of the strangest mysteries in gaming right now. I mean, how could Star Fox Grand Prix not be ready to show at this point?

If SFGP is dead did they literally just spend 5+ years spinning their wheels? This is unprecedented stuff for a well respected studio.
 
Oct 28, 2017
661
#34
We just have to wait and see.

The Star Fox Grand Prix stuff defo seems like a load of garbage. Rumour appeared just before E3 then Star Fox in Star Link was announced. Again here except racing in Star Link.
 
Oct 31, 2017
3,987
#36
I liked that rumor that SFGP was a VR or some other sort of arcade game for Nintendo's theme park, so if we don't hear anything at E3 it's possible that it'll get revealed when the park opens.
 
Jun 20, 2018
731
#37
Not only did we not see anything, they literally showed Star Fox racing as part of Starlink. Hard to see Nintendo agreeing to that if Star Fox: GP was a real thing at any point.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,679
#39
I'm going to be devastated either way honestly.

If Star Fox GP actually exists, then I honestly could care less. Never been a big fan of Star Fox.

I'm guessing whatever they were making got canned, and knowing my luck it was Donkey Kong :( Sigh.
 
Oct 28, 2017
452
#41
If it is star fox grand prix it will be shown at E3, so they have the time to explain it to people. They must be putting something out this year, otherwise how the hell have they convinced Nintendo to bank roll them for 5 years! Either that or they are the ones makes Mario Kart Tour, as they did some of the remake courses in 8.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,518
UK
#44
You have to seriously consider the possibility at this point. It's been 5 years and not a shred of information. Not a single screenshot, video, teaser logo, nothing.
The only other possibility at the this point is that the game is finished and they're holding it back to spread releases out for later in the year.
 

Jahranimo

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,985
#46
I know kneejerk threads like this are fueled my emotion and stuff but I'd say wait until E3. If not, shrug!
 

Zem

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,299
United Kingdom
#49
wait until the next direct
no, the one after that
no, definitely the one after that
wait for E3

and on we go, it's dead, if it was even alive. They're going to be all in on MP4 now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,320
#50
Game might already be done, but Nintendo doesn't want to announce it yet because of the Starlink crossover. I'm still willing to believe.