We did see that one coming
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) announced Switch with a long list of third-party publishers who were on-board to support the device. As impressive as it must have sounded then, the reality is that the list seems rather tentative.
Respawn Entertainment developer, Mohammad Alavi, spoke about Nintendo’s upcoming console during an interview with Drunk Tech Review. When asked about whether it would be possible to port Titanfall 2 on Switch, the developer had a very astounding reply: “Fuck no”.
“They’ve been so underpowered that they don’t have the support of third parties because they’re all making games for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And the Nintendo Switch is no different.”
It is not even little surprising that Nintendo’s console will once again drop out of the race, when it comes to full third-party support. Nintendo Wii U suffered the same fate when it could not meet the demand of next-generation games, due to which the console’s library left without some of the best games to have come out in the past four years. It appears that Switch is going to follow a similar fate. If not because of post-launch reception, it is definitely going to be left out when it comes to big budget games, simply because the hardware requirements of current-gen games do not match what Nintendo packs inside the console. Switch is also designed to be played as handheld, so there are obvious technical limitations that follow.