Red Dead Redemption 2 has finally been announced and is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the Fall of next year, delivering the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2010 game that people have been waiting ages for. However, with a new console from Nintendo on the horizon there is always the question of games that may not have had a chance of releasing on a Nintendo platform previously that might have a chance now.
This question was posed to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing on Nintendo Switch next year, though he’s not going to be holding his breath for that to happen. He said the following:
“I would say the chances of that are exceedingly poor. I can’t remember any game other than – there was a GTA made for the DS, which came out in 2009 – I’d be really surprised if they wasted their effort to port anything for Nintendo. I just think that Nintendo has wandered too far away from the mainstream for most of the publishers, so you’re just not getting mainstream games produced for Nintendo consoles- not ones made for other consoles, at any rate.”
Considering the poor third-party support that Nintendo has had in recent years and the fact that many aren’t sold on the Switch, Pachter definitely isn’t out of line with his prediction. However, we still haven’t gotten the full details on Nintendo’s upcoming console, so maybe things will change when the next info dump happens in January.