President of Monolith Soft and Xenoblade Chronicles X Director Tetsuya Takahashi says that he wants a Xenoblade Chronicles X Switch port. Though he’s not very sure about when and how.
Takashi talked about the port of the Wii U RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Switch but expressed uncertainty for its future.
Well, the future at present is unclear. Personally speaking, I’d love to play the game on the Switch, but it would be really difficult to make it.
He then explained further by saying that it’s a big game and recreating it again will be very difficult. He said that one of the issues the team will face is money.
Money, It’s a massive game. Re-creating it would be really difficult.
In case you don’t know, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a very famous title released back in 2015 for Wii U. It’s the spiritual successor of the original Xenoblade Chronicles. The game is still known for its massive open world design. It has also inspired successful games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo Switch is definitely a great platform to port games to at the moment. So we hope that developers find a way to do it sometime in the future. Personally, I would love to play it on the go with Switch.
Monolith Soft has previously also stated that they want to create new Xenoblade games in the future. These games include a sequel for Xenoblade Chronicles X and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
It has also been revealed through a job listing that Monolith Soft is working on a new unannounced RPG. Tetsuya Takahashi is taking the lead once again to work on a new RPG game that he wanted to work on from a very long time.
This new game will most probably release on Switch. The development team is looking for positions including Programmers, Planners, Technical Artists, Designers, Artists, Management and support staff.
With the success of previous games, any games that Monolith Soft is going to make will be worth giving attention to. We will have to wait to find out whether Xenoblade Chronicles X Switch port will release first or that new under development RPG.