PC Games Will Take a Year to Port on Nintendo Switch: Miyamoto

By   /   Feb 2, 2017
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Nintendo Switch will not only see a decent chunk of first party games but its maker has penned deals with major third party publishers. Companies like EA, Ubisoft, Activision and others are working on Switch games.

However, due to how things were with the Wii U it would take some time for publishers to regain faith in Nintendo. It is likely that publishers would prefer porting their old games to Nintendo Switch and test the waters rather than spending on a new IP for the platform.

Porting games to Nintendo Switch shouldn’t take that long, should it? Well, do you consider one year as a long time? Because that is how long it will take to port a game developed with PC in mind to Nintendo Switch.

According to analyst Hideki Yasuda, Miyamoto confirmed the duration during Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing. Nintendo Switch is using a Nvidia TEGRA X1 chip, the same one that powers Nvidia Shield Tv. It is surprising to know that it would take a year to port PC-based games to Nintendo Switch and we can’t rule out the possibility of Yasuda misquoting Miyamoto.

Here are the publishers/developers working with Nintendo.

Nintendo Switch Partners

  • 505 Games
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
  • ATLUS CO., LTD.
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Bethesda
  • CAPCOM CO., LTD.
  • Codemasters®
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games Inc.
  • FDG Entertainment
  • FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Frozenbyte
  • GameTrust
  • GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
  • Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
  • HAMSTER Corporation
  • Image & Form
  • INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
  • KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  • LEVEL-5 Inc.
  • Marvelous Inc.
  • Maximum Games, LLC
  • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
  • Parity Bit Inc.
  • PlatinumGames Inc.
  • Playtonic Games
  • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
  • Shin’en Multimedia
  • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
  • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • Straight Right
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Tantalus
  • Telltale Games
  • THQ Nordic
  • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
  • Tomorrow Corporation
  • TT Games
  • UBISOFT
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Zoink!

Nintendo Switch is releasing on March 3.

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