While Overwatch 2 will make its way to the Nintendo Switch, Blizzard has confirmed that it will do so with “some compromises.”
As spotted by TheGamer, the Overwatch development team participated in a Reddit AMA last month, and Reddit user Overwatch2Fan asked if the game is still planned for Switch and if any compromises would be made for this new entry.
Overwatch 2 technical director John Lafleur responded by saying that the current Switch model is “more challenging than some” to develop for and that there will be “some compromises” made to get it to run its best on the platform.
“Great question,” Lafleur wrote. “As hardware has advanced since the launch of Overwatch, we are extending the OW2 engine with more high-end features. However, we’re also working hard to make sure all of our platforms get the best experience, even in PvE. Switch is a little more challenging than some, and we’ll have to make some compromises there. For that reason, some of the higher end visual enhancements might not be visible, there. We’ll focus on making sure all of the gameplay-related features get in, first, and then accentuate with additional features as much as possible.”
These comments come at a time when rumors and reports of a upgraded Nintendo Switch have been constantly popping up. If/when it is officially announced, it will be interesting to see if the improved hardware will make these “compromises” disappear.
In our Overwatch Switch review, we said that “technical issues make Overwatch on Switch a less satisfying way to play one of the most satisfying games ever.”
For more on Overwatch 2, check out the new PvP changes, the Monte Carlo map, and everything else announced at Overwatch 2’s latest livestream and how the community has responded to the game’s announced switch from 6v6 to 5v5.
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