Nintendo Switch “Has The Potential To Reach A Wide Audience”, Says Ubisoft

By   /   May 17, 2017
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Nintendo Switch has been receiving a lot of praise since its launch from third-party publishers and developers despite the weak third-party support for the console. However, it seems that more and more third-party devs are bringing their games to Nintendo Switch as EA has announced that it will launch more games on Switch other than already announced FIFA 18.

Ubisoft is one of the devs who praised the console before its launch and has praised it again and also plans to bring its titles to Nintendo Switch. During Ubisoft’s earnings call, CEO Yves Guillemot acknowledged that Switch has the potential to appeal to a wider audience and intends to brings its titles to Switch.

And on top of this, as we have said for quite some time now, we will be delivering some great games for the Switch. The platform’s launch is going incredibly well and we believe the Switch has the potential to reach wide audience. As you know, Ubisoft has been the leading third-party publisher on Nintendo’s console over the past 10 years, and we intend to maintain that position. Again, our assumptions are reasonable and we can’t wait to tell you more.

When asked about possible new releases for Nintendo Switch, Guillemot said that the company has a “new guidance on the Switch. We have one new game not announced and we have also Just Dance that is coming on the machines plus one or two others”.

Speaking of the third-party support for Switch, developer Psyonix is also considering to bring Rocket League To Switch. According to Vice President Jeremy Dunham, Psyonix is a community-based company, and they keep into consideration, what the community wants, and what the community needs, before expanding any further. However, the game will only be released for Nintendo Switch if the community demands it.

Also, according to Epic Games Japan representative, Takayuki Kawasaki, there are 20 games based on Unreal Engine 4 in development for Switch.

It seems that Switch is starting to get some attention from major publishers and developers but still it remains to be seen if these major publishers will release new games for Switch.

Source: Ubisoft

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