‘Destiny 2’ Developer Explains Why Game Won’t Be Coming To Nintendo Switch

Bungie may be bringing Destiny 2 to PC, but the developer doesn’t think they’ll be porting the game over to Nintendo’s new console anytime soon.

Speaking with IGN during the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event yesterday, project lead Mark Noseworthy said that Bungie has “no announcements to make about the Switch at this time.”

Noseworthy was then asked whether the franchise could make the jump to Switch in the future, to which he replied:

“I think it’s pretty unrealistic, given we’re an online-only game, right? The Switch, because it’s a portable – and I love my Switch, I’ve got Breath of the Wild here, I’ve got it with me. It’s incredible, I love the console, but in terms of where it’s at, I don’t want to leave anyone with the possibility of, like, ‘it’s a thing we’ll consider, maybe next year.’ There’s no plans right now for Switch.” Source: EB Games

It’s interesting that Noseworthy cites the Switch’s lackluster online features as the main reason why Destiny 2 wouldn’t work on the console, as the Switch’s lack of power is almost surely a contributing factor in Bungie’s decision as well. After all, the company isn’t putting the game out on last-gen hardware like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 because those consoles are too underpowered to handle the game. If Destiny 2 was ported to the Switch, it would likely be vastly inferior to the other versions of the game.

Destiny 2 will be released on September 8th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Source: IGN

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