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April 22nd, 2011 by jonahfalcon · 4 Comments

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Gamertag has posted what they claim is a flyer sent to developers advertising the “Project Cafe” (the alleged placeholder name for the next-gen Nintendo console) SDK, with some interesting claims:

Project Café is simply the most developed friendly SDK the industry has ever seen. Deliver unparalleled next generation performance at current generation cos…it doesn’t get any easier than this.

Easy portability from PC, Xbox 360.

Anytime live update past release.

Integrated M-Live framework.

Let us know if you think this is real, and if so, what you think about the console.

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  • 1 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Well, I got the same rumor, about a new console being developed by Nintendo, targeted for 2012. I am not the console expert, so please feel free to bash me for the following:
    While I think the new console to be the real deal, I also think 2012 is a bit too soon. The market for 3DS was not yet properly exploited.

    Now, about the SDK, Nintendo was not the most license friendly company. That lead (obviously) to a poor game library. Was that enough to wake up Nintendo? Is this the reason for having such a friendly SDK?
    I say yes, that is a good reason. Actually, that is also a good lesson being taught here by MSFT.

    However, from “making a friendly Nintendo SDK” to making an “easy to port SDK for all consoles” there is one more thing needed: access to the ins and outs of all consoles. Why would MSFT and Sony give Nintendo access to their technology? How would that benefit them?
    Could it be an anti-competition scheme involved, where all developers settle for similar products with just little differences, only to impose a certain price level across the board?

    To me, the SDK raises more questions than the piece of hardware.

  • 2 Jonah FalconNo Gravatar // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Well, Nintendo confirmed it.

  • 3 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Apr 29, 2011 at 1:47 am

    “Nintendo confirmed it.” 😀 The anti-competition scheme? 😀

  • 4 bulkerkingNo Gravatar // Apr 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Well it’s like there useing old ideas again. I remember they trying this with the Game cube and micro GBA’s . I’m sure its better tech this time around and I hope they have the “hard core” in mind this time around.

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