But Is There Demand for Them?
About eight months ago, Krome Studios held a kickstarter for a remaster of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger. They quickly reached and surpassed their goal of $50,000 for a Nintendo Switch port. The kickstarter ended with funds reaching just over $130,000. Despite not reaching their $150,000 goal for Xbox One and PS4 ports, they moved forward with those anyway. Having recently released the remastered Ty the Tasmanian Tiger on the Nintendo Switch, creator Steve Stamatiadis was interviewed by Nintendo Everything and shared the possibilities for Ty’s future.
Stamatiadis was asked if Krome Studios would be considering remasters of the other Ty the Tasmanian Tiger games. He said, “We’d love to. If sales go well, we’d absolutely love to bring the other games to the Switch (and other consoles). … we’re working on the other platforms. TY2 and TY3 are ready to go, from an art asset perspective. They’re already on Steam. For the porting work, it would be different though because they are on a different engine than TY1.” TY4 is a much different game that the previous ones and being a newer title, a remaster is not really a priority.
Beyond remasters, Stamatiadis was also asked about a brand new game. “If we did a TY 5, we would do it as a 3D platformer. It’s also a resource issue. For that type of game, we’d need a much bigger team size, budget, everything is so much bigger. What we would want to achieve isn’t something that could be done on a shoestring budget. With today’s expectations of what the graphics and everything should look like now, it’s such a much bigger budget. The scale is pretty huge. Back in the day, the core TY1 team was around 20-25. We’re about 12 people now.” Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Remastered is out on the Nintendo Switch, and will be coming to the Xbox One and PS4 in the future.
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Source: Nintendo Everything