Speaking to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Nintendo’s very first free-to-play title will be based on the 3DS submarine simulator Steel Diver. He said it won’t be a direct port, and it is going multiplayer.
“There is something we’re doing with the Steel Diver idea that I think is going to open things up with that game. It’s going to be very fun,” Miyamoto said, in part. “We’re exploring from a perspective of where we can take that from a multiplayer standpoint – it’s going to have this four-player battle mode that I think is going to be very interesting.”
Miyamoto also stressed that while the exact business model of the free-to-play title was still being decided, his team is focused on balancing a pricing model and how it could affect the entertainment value of the final product. He did not specify which platforms the game will come to.
“It’s something that we’re hoping to be able to show relatively soon,” Miyamoto concluded.