Crossplay in competitive games is always complicated as one platform will always have an advantage over others, PC. Even a bad PC Widowmaker won’t look so bad against Nintendo Switch players. So it does not make sense to add crossplay to Nintendo Switch version of Overwatch.
We’ve seen how compelling cross-system play can be for our community, and we’re excited about the potential. There’s still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platforms’ side to determine whether this is something that makes sense for Overwatch, and we’re keeping an eye on how cross-play systems and technology develop.
Overwatch will launch with the entire roster of character as well as maps currently available in PC and console versions. The game costs $40 and comes with a free 3 months subscription of Nintendo Switch Online.
Now you can battle for control of 28 international locations in Overwatch anywhere you have internet, thanks to the legendary portability of Nintendo Switch! Three months of Nintendo Switch Online individual membership are included with your purchase.
Overwatch Nintendo Switch, as confirmed by IMEA communications manager Nazih Fares, runs smoothly 30fps at 900p when docked and 720p when in handheld mode. Having crossplay in a competitive game that runs at 30fps on Nintendo Switch puts players at a serious disadvantage against PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers.
In a game where your team is relying on you to perform in the role you select is different from a battle royal game.