Rebellion says Zombie Army 4 is their most "audacious Switch port," discusses "nightmarish" memory issues
Infecting the Switch this April
Rebellion has been a huge supporter of the Switch so far. The team has brought no less than 6 games to the platform, with their 7th in the works right now. The crew is putting the finishing touches on Zombie Army 4: Dead War, and in an interview with GamesIndustry, studio head Arden Aspinall describes the process as quite challenging.
According to Aspinall, Zombie Army 4 will be their “most audacious Switch port” yet, with the game really pushing Switch to its limits. That’s because the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the games were quite taxing on those platforms as well.
“The first thing was just getting it running on the platform: I mean, it’s a huge game. It was maxing out on everything on the PS4 and Xbox, so with our under three-and-a-half gigabytes of accessible memory, getting that thing in memory [was] a nightmare.”
During the interview, we also learn that the Switch version of Zombie Army 4 was developed alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions, which caused quite a juggling act. As the team brought new features to the PS4/XB1 versions, they had to be implemented on Switch as well, while also leaving room for other elements to come.
We’ll find out how it all came together on April 26th, 2022, as that’s when Zombie Army 4: Dead War launches for Switch. Hopefully Rebellion’s hard work pays off in another great experience for Switch owners.