Desperados 3 was one of 2020’s biggest surprise hits, a game that not many had been keeping an eye on, but one that came along and took quite a few by surprise given how good it turned out to be. Given the game’s quality, there have been quite a few questions about when or if a Switch version might release. As it turns out, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen anytime soon.
Speaking recently in an interview with GamerHub TV (which you can view in full below), Moritz Wagner, head of design at developer Mimimi Games, said that even the the studio is a big fan of the console and even though they have often explored the possibility of a Switch port, due to the game’s CPU-heavy nature, Nintendo’s hybrid simply wouldn’t be able to run the stealth tactics title.
“We love the Switch as well, especially our boss,” Wagner said. “He’s a big fan. [But] I don’t think it’s gonna work. We have been trying this for quite some time. It’s something that’s always coming up again. Sometimes THQ’s like, ‘Well, we could have these people look into it. Maybe they could make a port.’
“The thing is the game is very demanding,” he continued. “Especially CPU, which is a big problem for the normal consoles already getting this game running. Which sometimes you might not believe it, because it’s not Red Dead or something, right?”
Wagner went on to say that if a new, more powerful Switch variant should release in the future (which is something that has been strongly rumoured of late), Mimimi Games might reconsider the situation. As it stands right now though, it doesn’t seem like Desperados 3 will be coming to Switch in the near future.
“I don’t think that it’s gonna happen,” Wagner said. “I hope that it might at some point happen. We’re always reevaluating it if something new comes up, but the game just doesn’t really run. Maybe if there’s a new version of Switch that is a bit more powerful, it’s something that we can look into again. I’m not quite sure if they’re currently looking to something, but not in the near future sadly.”
Desperados 3 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In our review of the game, we awarded it a score of 7/10, and concluded that “despite a wealth of inconsistencies in its gameplay and level design, Desperados 3 often makes the most of its real-time tactics gameplay.” You can read our full review through here.
Mimimi Games recently also confirmed that they’re now at work on their next game, which is another real-time tactics game currently referred to as Codename Süßkartoffel, and will be entirely self-published by the developer. Read more on that through here.