According to an insider, if you were hoping for an Assassin’s Creed Origins Switch version, you’re sadly mistaken. The newest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise won’t be coming to Nintendo’s new console, and according to insiders wouldn’t even be able to run on it. This is likely because of the Switch’s size.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will apparently be taking place thousands of years ago during the heyday of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, which are the two places that the game will apparently take place in. With two fairly large areas being used to create the game’s world, it will be an enormous game.
Assassin’s Creed games have been massive from the very beginning, making enormous cities and wide-open spaces that have only gotten bigger with each game. While the Nintendo Switch is powerful, able to run games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s still only around an eighth of the size of a Playstation 4.
A console that small simply doesn’t have the raw processing power to even fit an Assassin’s Creed game on it. So, an Assassin’s Creed Origins Switch version is a pipe dream, at best.
Assassin’s Creed 3 and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag were both ported onto the Nintendo Wii U when they released, but that was probably because that console was larger than the Switch, and could thus support more processing power.
While with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, an absolutely massive game with an enormous map, some people may think that Ubisoft saying the game can’t be ported to the Switch is preposterous.
However, since the information about there not being an Assassin’s Creed Origins Switch version came from an insider, rather than a dev, we don’t really know if that’s true. Unless Ubisoft says different, Switch fans will have to have another console to play Assassin’s Creed.