The funny thing was, the article actually had some decent research and analysis… just that the conclusions from all that were ridiculously premature.
The last Mario Kart I owned was MK DS, and I hadn’t really been following anything Nintendo since the launch of the Wii U.
Yet somehow, in the span of a couple of months I went from near-complete apathy about Nintendo to having a Wii U next to my TV and the Sweet Sweet Canyon theme stuck in my head. I’d type more but I really need to go back now and do Mushroom Cup on 150cc.
I wouldn’t honestly mind if pools were part of a well-stocked $29.99 expansion. But the thing is, it probably won’t even be a DLC pack.
Quite likely, it’ll all be in-app purchases. $2.99 for each new pool accessory or architectural feature, adding up to way, way more than they would have cost together in an expansion.
My understanding is that they’ve always planned to have a sort of micro-console built into the Rift, a Android-based system that’s basically like the Ouya but for VR.