Overwatch fans and Switch players, rejoice! You will soon be able to play Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch, or so it seems.
The rumors began after a case for the Nintendo Switch was seen on Amazon. Said case, was an Overwatch case. The listing was quickly removed but the images are still on the internet.
Overwatch-themed Nintendo Switch case (PowerA) listed on Amazon https://t.co/5pceXbSUrZ
“Officially Licensed by Nintendo and blizzard entertainment” pic.twitter.com/yfK0YzmLuN
— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 26, 2019
This means that Blizzard and Nintendo have banded together to introduce an Overwatch case for the Nintendo Switch.
This is what is the root of the rumors. Why would Blizzard and Nintendo collaborate to make a product for a game that is not available on the Switch. Therefore, it seems fairly probable, that Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
But there has been no official confirmation from Nintendo or Blizzard which means that there might be a chance that this doesn’t happen. One of the major reasons the rumors could prove to be true is that Overwatch is not that graphically intensive. This means that it can be easily adapted for the Nintendo Switch.
Last year, Diablo 3’s Switch port attracted rave reviews. Diablo 3 required a lot of time to get through the levels and since Switch is portable, this was a match made in heaven. Overwatch’s match structure similarly makes it perfect for playing on the go. Imagine if you could play it while in transit or when you’re at the dentist’s, waiting for your turn.
Overwatch’s game developer, Jeff Kaplan, has expressed interest in bringing Overwatch to Switch. He said so in a Reddit AMA that happened two years ago.
I’m loving the Switch! My second favorite gaming platform of all time is the 3DS. Getting OW on the Switch is very challenging for us. But we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms.
There have been rumors about Overwatch 2 being in development but it seems that Blizzard is not done with the original game just yet. It will be interesting to see what Overwatch will look like on the Switch and how much will be sacrificed in order to get the game running on the handheld.
Let us know what you think about Overwatch coming to the Switch and whether or not you would be interested in playing the game on the Switch.