It has been over a year since Nintendo Switch launched and the hybrid console has been going strong with a slew of third and first-party games. Not only that, AAA games have also started to show up on Switch like Doom and Wolfenstein 2 and according to Nintendo, developers are getting a hang of game development on Switch and AAA development window is shrinking.
Speaking with MCV, Panic Button general manager and co-founder Adam Creighton talked about how the AAA game development time has reduced on Nintendo Switch and explained it wit the example of Wolfenstein II as it shipped on Switch in less time compared to Doom.
If you look at DOOM which was finished and shipped to people when development started for the Nintendo Switch version, and that game comes out sixteen months later for Switch. then you see Wolfenstein II, where we get involved as the game is in development and almost done, this game comes out less than eight months after releasing. I see that window shrinking all the time for those publishers and developers who are planning on Switch at the outset.
While Switch isn’t as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One but its portability is one of the points that it has been successful and that is why AAA devs have been porting for developing games for Switch.
Speaking of AAA game coming to Switch, it seems that Fallout 76 or Wolfenstein Young Blood is coming to Switch.
However, while devs are talking about AAA development window is shrinking for Switch but, according to Platinum Games, it will take years to bring Nier Automata to Switch.
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