Even before Soulcalibur 6 was released in October 2018, there were reports that Bandai Namco had decided to put the Nintendo Switch port on hold. Back then, the developer clarified that handling the launch was the prime focus and an opportunity may present itself down the road to start work on the hybrid console. It turns out that the situation at Bandai Namco remains the same even today.
Speaking with Kayane at EVO Japan 2020 in a recent interview, game director Yoshinori Takahashi and producer Motohiro Okubo were asked when Soulcalibur 6 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Okubo replied that development of the port can only begin after the developer gets to “examine” feasibility and the truth is that everyone behind Soulcalibur 6 are extremely busy at present.
Okubo noted that he personally wasn’t sure if the game would be getting a second season. Now that the second season is here, it’s hard to take time out to work on the Nintendo Switch version. He put the situation out honestly so as not to mislead fans. Bandai Namco is yet to even put a Nintendo Switch port on the drawing board. Hence, even if the developer starts working right now, it will still take months before a potential release can materialize. Suffice to say, players, particularly Nintendo Switch owners, can forget about seeing Soulcalibur 6 land on the hybrid console anytime soon.
If I have to answer seriously, I think I remember telling you previously that we’re not sure we can port the game to Nintendo Switch. I said we have to examine and look into that, and well… When I said that, I didn’t know if we’d have a Season 2 yet and now that we have one, I’ll be totally honest by saying we didn’t have time to look into that. So basically, the situation hasn’t changed much.
Soulcalibur 6 is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s even a nude mod out there, albeit for only PC. Those interested can head here to learn how to download and install the mod with the knowledge that the nudity will be only visible to you, not to other online players.