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Criterion talks Dolphin

by Kosta Andreadis - November 26, 1999, 8:20 pm PST
Source: Nintendojo

That company's name almost sound dirty...

Criterion Software? You know, the makers of such smash hit games like Redline, Sub Culture, and Scorched for the PC! Hmmmm. Well it seems our dear friends at Criterion Software have joined the ranks of many developers who believe Nintendo will not meet their projected 2000 release date, but they have also expressed interest in the console. Nintendojo has the juice.

dolphin: TGN recently conducted an interview with David Lau-Kee, Managing Director of Criterion Software. Among the topics, Nintendo's next-generation console, code-named Dolphin. Among Mr. Lau-Kee's comments:

The outlook for Dolphin: "Hard details on Dolphin aren't really public knowledge yet, so I can't comment, except to say the obvious: Nintendo is far from stupid, and they've teamed up with partners who certainly have the ability in design, fab and manufacturing to be in a position to deliver an awesome machine."

Dolphin in 2000? "No. My guess would be March 2001 earliest. Even if the hardware is ready (more precisely, manufacturing is ramped), there's no way Nintendo would consider launching a console without an absolute corker of a game to go with it, and I just don't think one will be ready in time. I'd love to be proved wrong though."

For the rest of the interview, click here

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