For you Overwatch fans who are desperate for the ability to play the game on the go (me included), Blizzard has some… lukewarm news for you.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has recently been cited as saying that Blizzard is open to the idea of a Switch port, however, he’s not entirely sure how feasible it would be– for a number of reasons.
In an interview with Express Online, Kaplan stated that in order to get the game to even run on the Switch, Blizzard would have to “revisit performance” for Overwatch.
Another issue Kaplan said the Overwatch team would run into is patching. Kaplan went on to say:
“And also, it’s already challenging right now maintaining three platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we’ve finally been able to achieve. Our first couple of patches would come out on PC first and then later on the consoles, and a lot of that is because you’re working with Microsoft and Sony, and you want to be compliant to their ecosystems. Adding a third ecosystem to that just adds a lot of complexity for us, as well.”
This is an understandable concern, especially when you consider the fact that Overwatch fans are always complaining about balancing issues.
Kaplan, however, is a big fan of the Switch, and says that he doesn’t want to rule out the possibility of a port altogether. He claims that just because Blizzard isn’t on a platform right now, doesn’t mean it won’t be reconsidered in the future, and that the company likes to stay open-minded.Leave a Comment