For Jeff Kaplan, director of “Overwatch”, an implementation for the Nintendo Switch of the Shooters is within the scope of the possibilities. However, the operation of another platform is difficult.
Many switch supporters would like to see “Overwatch” on the system. However, Jeff Kaplan, director of the Shooters, now gives the fans little hope of an implementation. In principle, the makers of Blizzard Entertainment would be porting, but this would be a major challenge for the company. But one is “always open to examine possible platforms”.
Now he told the British of Express Online (see source) that Blizzard had to “think about the performance” in order to get “Overwatch” on the switch to run. The minimum performance requirements have already been aligned, which must then be considered. It is already very challenging to wait three platforms simultaneously and to publish patches simultaneously. Therefore, he is very proud of his team, but a switch port would make this difficult.
“Our first patches would first come out on the PC and later on the consoles,” Kaplan said. “And much of it is because you are working with Microsoft and Sony and you want to be consistent with their ecosystems,” says Kaplan. Adding a third ecosystem now increases the complexity. However, he also restricts himself: “Just because we are not on a platform now does not mean that we will not consider it again in the future, so we will stay up to date.”