2016 had NES Classic, 2017 had SNES Classic and 2018 had PlayStation Classic, so a Nintendo 64 Classic can not be far away, right? Do not count on it. In an interview with KotakuNintendo America CEO Reggie Fils-Aimé says that although "I would never rule out anything … what I can say is that it's really not in our planning horizon".
"We were clear when we did the first two classic series, which for us were limited time opportunities that helped companies move from Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch." says Fils-Aimé. "This was the strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system."
"So, while consumers may have been waiting for something, we see these opportunities as a limited time. Also now we have been very clear that what the consumer expects to participate in our classical content will happen more and more with the subscription service" .
The dreams of reviving the conspiracy giants from the mid to the late 90's will again be awaiting. The lack of an N64 Classic would be easier to swallow if you could only play Ocarina of time on a Switch via Nintendo online subscription. The problem with this approach is, of course, that Nintendo has been very slow in developing its offerings.
Current subscribers on the switch's online service have access to approximately 30 original and modified versions of NES games, but no other systems are available, and Nintendo does not sell downloadable games through its usual Virtual Console platform. But Fils-Aimé insists that there will be more content on the way. "When we look at the future, he says," Our subscription service, NSO, Nintendo Switch Online will be the place where you can play our classic content, "adds" We'll See What's Next "when it's printed. go beyond NES.