Don’t expect Bungie’s Destiny 2 to arrive on the Switch anytime soon.
The game may have crossed over to the PC, but moving to the Switch isn’t on the cards. That’s what project lead Mark Noseworthy seemed to be implying during Destiny 2‘s gameplay reveal event, stating that it has no announcement related to the Switch at this time.
Destiny 2 On The Switch Is ‘Unrealistic’
To crush your glimmer of hope even further, Noseworthy added that players shouldn’t expect the studio to embrace the Switch in some capacity in the future. While Noseworthy himself owns a Switch — saying he loves it — and plays Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, he said porting an online-only game to Nintendo’s hybrid console is “pretty unrealistic.”
“I love the console, but in terms of where it’s at, I don’t want 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.”
Destiny 2 is the sequel to 2014’s Destiny, which was released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, in addition to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This is Destiny‘s first time on an entirely new platform — PC — and it appears Bungie thinks that’s quite enough for now. Still, it’s quite interesting that Noseworthy himself ruled out the possibility of a Switch port based on the game’s internet requirements and not on specs.
So, there you have it, folks. Because Destiny 2 is once again an online-only experience, and because the Switch also doubles as a portable device, a port won’t make sense. Part of what makes it unrealistic, however, might also stem from the fact that the reliability of Nintendo’s online network still can’t be proven of this time, although major changes are due this fall, including a paid subscription service.
Third-Party Support On The Nintendo Switch
Given the Switch’s young age, it’s pretty common these days for fans of the console to hope that big-name third-party games will beeline toward the Switch. A port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is confirmed, so that’s a start. What’s more, several developers are also making an effort to make Switch versions of their games, among them Rime, Tumbleseed, and NBA Playgrounds.
The Switch’s current third-party support is starting to look heaps better than what the Wii U received, but Nintendo has to hope this continues until the end of the console’s lifespan.
While Destiny 2 won’t arrive on the Switch — possibly ever — Bungie has still decided to port the game over to PC, adding one more platform into the mix. However, PC players might need to wait a little bit longer to get the game. Destiny 2 is set to hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 8, while the PC version’s official release date has yet to be confirmed. As always, expect due coverage when we find out more.
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