It looks like this year’s entry in the wrestling game series will skip Nintendo’s platform.
When WWE 2K19 got announced some time ago, I noted that a Nintendo Switch version for the game was conspicuously missing. At the time, I wondered if one might be announced later, much like WWE 2K18 was announced a few months after the other versions last year.
As it turns out, no, WWE 2K19 is flat out not coming to the Nintendo Switch at all. Speaking to Power Up Gaming in a statement, 2K confirmed that the game will be skipping Nintendo’s hybrid platform entirely. “WWE 2K19 will not be available on Nintendo Switch. 2K is focused on making the best possible experience for WWE 2K fans and will continue evaluating all opportunities to deliver the franchise across additional platforms.”
It does make sense- last year’s game released late on Switch, digitally only at first, and was an atrocious port that got mired by terrible press, and presumably, even lower sales as a result. It seems like getting it to work on the Switch was a struggle, and 2K decided it flat out would not be worth it to even try this year. I’d say it’s a shame, but I personally have not been a fan of 2K’s WWE efforts for a while now, so eh.
If you are a fan, however, WWE 2K19 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 8.