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Overwatch on Nintendo Switch Sounding Unlikely

by Al McCarthy


There are plenty of Nintendo Switch owners who would probably like to see Blizzard’s popular shooter Overwatch hit the console, but despite recent efforts and open-mindedness about exploring new consoles it’s not sounding likely.

A recent interview with Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan explains multiple reasons that the game probably won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch.  The reasons that Kaplan explains to Express UK are mostly attributable to performance issues and updates.

“I think the problem is, we’ve really targeted our min spec in a way that we would have to revisit performance and how to got on that platform,” Kaplan says about the Switch.  Furthermore, “It’s already challening right now maintaining three platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we’ve finally been able to achieve… adding a third ecosystem to that just adds a lot of complexity for us,” the developer says.

Those comments don’t sound like Nintendo Switch owners will be getting an Overwatch port anytime soon, but Kaplan doesn’t rule it out completely.  “Just because we’re not on a platform right now, doesn’t mean we won’t reconsider it in the future.”

Overwatch has won over many multiplayer fans over the last year.  Offering constant balancing updates, new characters, and great gameplay.  The latest of which is Osira, a new tank class character to add to the ever-expanding roster of Overwatch characters.  That said, Overwatch would certainly be a welcome addition to any platform library but it sounds like Nintendo Switch owners shouldn’t hold their breath.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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