Nintendo expects Switch ports of multiplatform games to launch closer to other versions by the end of this year

Wondering why some third party ports to Switch come out months after the game hits PS4/XB1? It all has to do with the dev cycle on those games. According to an interview with Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime, we should start seeing more third party games arriving day-and-date with PS4/XB1 versions by the time the year closes out.

“We’re talking today about a platform that is 16 months old. The development cycle today is multiple years. So I would argue that beginning at the end of this year, or next year, that gap will have closed. Because key developers have had the development systems, they’ll have been working to create content for our platform from the beginning. That’s what is going to close that time gap.”

Tags: eshop, switch


Wed Jun 13 18 03:51pm
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Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurre thing..... I'll believe it for sure.. as soon as I see it

Wed Jun 13 18 04:01pm
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Yupp! Nier: Automata and Dragon Quest 11 look great on Switch!

Never believe a word that comes out of Reggie's manhole.

*Giggles* It’s cute that he thinks this~

Makes a lot of sense and we're actually starting to see it happen now with the gap becoming shorter for games such as DBFZ, and the potential leak of the new Wolfenstein already being listed for Switch.
They know what's in the pipeline and what isn't, why would they take time to say things like this if it wasn't the case?

I'd say he's probably right. The problem is that so few third parties seem like they are going to make the effort to make any games for Switch. But for the few who do, I would expect for them to start launching at or near the same time as other systems.

It's just too bad, Reggie, that at E3 so few games that piqued my interest are actually coming to Switch at all. That's what you gotta work on next, buddy.

Already started seeing this for japanese games.
And I've seen some selling very close to the PS4 version.

Thu Jun 14 18 04:58am
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So why were there no third party announcements, at all, at E3?

The indie dregs you showed don't count either.


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