Overwatch on Nintendo Switch Would Require Performance Revisit

Managing more than three platforms would also be tough.

Posted By | On 10th, Apr. 2017 Under News


Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch isn’t currently planned for the Nintendo Switch though you shouldn’t rule it out entirely. Direct Jeff Kaplan spoke to Express Online about the challenges of a Switch version though.

“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.”

Supporting three platforms right now for Overwatch isn’t easy, especially when you consider separate balancing, certification processes, lack of PTR on consoles and whatnot.

However, Kaplan is happy about his team’s handling of Overwatch and how it can be patched across all three platforms in the same time period. Adding the Switch on top “would make that difficult.”

Again, never say never. “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.”

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