Just before the Nintendo Switch launched, Epic Games announced that the 4.15 version of its well-regarded Unreal Engine would experimentally support the system. Since then we’ve gotten a couple of Unreal Engine 4 developed games, such as Snake Pass, as well as announced plans for plenty more.

As of today, with update 4.16, the Nintendo Switch is fully supported by Unreal Engine natively. Not only that but Epic Games has teamed with Nintendo to offer the Unreal Engine 4 source code to any approved Switch developer for free.

A Nintendo Switch-exclusive discussion board has also been opened up on the site, which should prove a valuable resource for more independent developers.

We’re sure to see some exciting games come out of this development! We’ll be sure to keep you informed as they’re announced.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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