Blizzard’s latest IP, Overwatch, had taken the eSports world by storm with its new fast-paced first-person action and it is now on multiple platforms. What about the Nintendo Switch though?
The company has not ruled out the possibility that the game could be brought over to the Nintendo Switch, but they plan out how this can actually be done. They discussed how it is difficult enough to sustain the current platforms and ensuring all of them stay up to date with the patches and all. So, adding yet another one could be problematic. It seems that although this is not in their plans for the moment, this may be something we can see happening in the future.
“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 get on that platform,” he said.
“And also, it’s already challenging right now maintaining three platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we’ve finally been able to achieve.”
“Our first couple of patches would come out on PC first and then later on the consoles,” he continued. “And a lot of that is because you’re working with Microsoft and Sony, and you want to be compliant to their ecosystems.
“Adding a third ecosystem to that just adds a lot of complexity for us, as well.”
“But I always like to tell people we’re very open-minded about what platforms we could be on.
“Just because we’re not on a platform right now, it doesn’t mean we won’t reconsider it in the future, so we stay aware of all these things.”