What do you think of Nintendo's decision to not support the competitive Smash scene? I've heard Nintendo has actively tried to sabotage Smash's success. How have they done that?
Okay so here's the thing. The problem isn't that Nintendo doesn't want to support smash. The problem with smash is all the crossover characters.
Nintendo does actually own the rights to all the characters in smash. Like sonic, Terry and Solid snake for example. Because of this it becomes a " liscencing" issue. For Nintendo to actively make a " smash" tournament , the would need to negotiate additional contracts with every company that has one or more characters that doesn't belong to them.
This same issue can be seen with games like Marvel vs Capcom and Dragonball fighterz. It is not as simple as simply wanting to make official smash tournaments. Every company would want a piece if the Pie.
Ok, 2 threads both made minutes apart, with posts made by the same people minutes apart... Something's fucky
But Nintendo does support competitive Smash bros. They've held several E3 tournaments featuring some top competitive players and they gave permission use Smash Ultimate and Smash 4 as the main event fighting game at evo on the conditiom that stuff like project M wasn't promoted by the event
Nintendo is very protective of their franchise's and doesn't want fan hacks and mods promoted and Project M is just mod of SSB Brawl