“The Nintendo Switch looks like a great fit for our game,” says game director Alexis Corominas.
Last month, indie developer Piccolo Studio unveiled Arise: A Simple Story, a game that looks as beautiful as it does thoughtful and introspective. Though it was announced for the PS4, it was confirmed shortly afterward that it would also be coming to Xbox One and PC. Given how good it looks though, it goes without saying that everyone will want to get a taste- so is there a chance that the game ends up on the Nintendo Switch as well? There certainly is.
We recently conducted an interview with Piccolo Studio’s general manager and Arise’s game director Alexis Corominas, and when asked about the possibility of a Switch port, Corominas said that the developers would love to see one, before saying that the Switch “looks like a great fit” for the game.
“Of course, we would love to!” Corominas told GamingBolt. “The Nintendo Switch looks like a great fit for our game. But in terms of hardware, and compared to the PS4 and Xbox One, it’s less powerful and therefore some sacrifices will have to be made.”
Corominas went on to say that though Arise isn’t as demanding a game as many others out there, it still makes use of some hefty tech at times, which means that a Switch port will need to be properly optimized.
“Arise may not be as demanding as other games in terms of textures and geometry, but we have intensive post-processing effects and real-time lighting,” he said. “Also, shifting back and forth through time impacts the world in different ways, and sometimes it takes a lot of CPU processing. This is because you have the full environment changing, we’re talking about hundreds of things moving at the same time.”
Piccolo Studio remains aware of the fact that some great games have received not-so-great ports in the past, and wants to make sure it does justice to Arise on the system. That said, a “best possible” Switch launch for the game is something they’re “estimating”.
“Some great games have had average ports to the Switch, and that’s something we wouldn’t want to happen to Arise,” said Corominas. “We are estimating how to port it in the best possible way.”
Arise: A Simple Story launches for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Epic Games Store) on December 3rd.