Back in March, Blizzard VP Jeff Kaplan was asked whether his company would consider releasing its popular shooter Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch. Kaplan went on to praise the Switch and stated that his company is “always open minded about exploring possible platforms” while admitting that getting Overwatch running on Switch would be very challenging. It seems like Kaplan’s way of letting fans down easy.
Now the CEO of Hi-Rez has done the same with their game that many consider to be an Overwatch clone, despite development on Paladins starting much before Overwatch was released. The comparisons make sense however, as Hi-Rez embraces the free-to-play model with all of its games, so Paladins is seen as the poor man’s Overwatch.
Hi-Rez COO confirmed in an interview with DualShockers that there’s no plans to bring the game to Nintendo Switch any time soon.
“Not at this time. The current focus is PC/Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.”
That’s unfortunate, but it’s to be expected. Now if someone wants to interview Gabe Newell about the possibility of bringing Team Fortress 2 to the Nintendo Switch, we can go ahead and publish an article that says all three popular team-based shooters for other platforms aren’t coming to Switch. C’mon guys. You knew that already.
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