AAA Development Window For Nintendo Switch Is Shrinking

Devs Are Getting Used To The Nintendo Switch

We have seen a couple of third-party games come out for the Nintendo Switch and we know of a few that are in the works. Some have been better than the other and a few games that are worth mentioning include Doom and Skyrim. While some games were great and others were not, one thing is for sure, devs are getting used to the Nintendo Switch and development window for games for the Nintendo Switch is shrinking.

Panic Button general manager and co-founder Adam Creighton talked about how developers are now getting used to the Nintendo Switch and how they are able to port games to the console even though it is not as powerful as the PS4 or Xbox One. The following is what he had to say in this regard:

“If you look at DOOMwhich was finished and shipped to people when development started for the Nintendo Switch version, and that game comes out sixteen months later for Switch. then you see Wolfenstein II, where we get involved as the game is in development and almost done, this game comes out less than eight months after release. I see that window shrinking all the time for those publishers and developers who are planning on Switch at the outset,”

While the Nintendo Switch is not as powerful as the rest of the consoles, it has great potential due to the portability that it has to offer and that alone is why the device has sold so many units. Now the people that have bought the Nintendo Switch need games to play and developers need to bring their games to the Nintendo Switch. Adam Creighton further went on to say the following:

“I think what’s interesting is that it has to be a prioritization for the publisher and developer. For me I want these companies to look at the Nintendo Switch as an equal platform that they release on as they release their game and the earlier they get either internal teams or external outfits like Panic Button involved, the higher the chance we’re going to get day and date parity for big releases.”

Upcoming games coming to the Switch include Fortnite and Dragon Ball FighterZ.


Talha Amjad

Talha has been in the tech industry for the last 6 years and is a current member of the PC master race.
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