Blizzard open to Overwatch Switch port, no active plans for it
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 2:25
We're not sure just how many units will be shipped to each Toys R Us store either so that may cause for some gamers to prepare for yet another long wait until Toys R Us receives yet another shipment or for other retailers to have Nintendo Switch units back in stock.
Kaplan also said that he wasn't exactly eager to tackle the logistical headaches involved in adding a fourth Overwatch platform (on top of PC, Xbox One and PS4).
Since before the launch of the Nintendo Switch, fans of Overwatch have been asking whether they can expect to see the hugely popular MOBA on the new console.
In a Reddit AMA thread last month, Kaplan vaguely said that "getting [Overwatch] on the Switch is very challenging for us, but we're always open-minded about exploring possible platforms".
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.
Now in a recent follow-up with Express Online, Kaplan basically says the Switch isn't powerful enough to support Overwatch's minimum spec. Still, with the Nintendo Switch only coming with 32GB of on-system storage, every gigabyte is important and worth paying attention to.
Kaplan claimed that they had already established their min spec in a certain way and now they would have to reexamine the performance of the game and how Overwatch should get on the Nintendo Switch platform.
Kaplan added that the development team is already finding the maintenance of the game on three different platforms as a challenging endeavor, along with being able to release patches for Overwatch simultaneously for players on these platforms.
"A lot of that is because you're working with Microsoft and Sony, and you want to be compliant to their ecosystems", Kaplan explained.
This was then followed up by a new "Overwatch" comic book, entitled Uprising, which explores the story behind King's Row's omnic history.