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Rumor: 'A Lot' of Multiplatform Games Coming to Switch 2

Rumor: 'A Lot' of Multiplatform Games Coming to Switch 2 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2023 / 6,728 Views

There have been rumors of a Nintendo Switch 2 in recent months and it has even been confirmed Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and other executives at the company met with Nintendo executives in December 2022 to discuss the next-generation Switch.

Insider Tom Henderson is now claiming "a lot" of multiplatform games will be coming to the Switch 2 in the next 12 to 18 months.

"Really excited for the Nintendo Switch 2 and its tech," claims Henderson. "We'll see 'Launching on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch 2, and PC' a heck of a lot in 12-18 months."

This should be treated with a grain of salt until Nintendo reveals details on the successor to the Switch.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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VAMatt (on 02 October 2023)

Common sense tells us this is true. The Switch has been a big success. But, in the couple of years before launch, this was not assured. So, developers and publishers did not want to pour resources into developing for the system when they weren't confident it would succeed. In the case of Switch 2 though, it seems much more likely that the system will be a sales success. So developers want to have their games on the system. And, because the specs will likely be something that they can deal with without too much trouble, they're going to put games on the system.

The test will come when the 10th generation launches, and the Xbox and PlayStation specs are 2ish generations beyond the switch 2. Will it be worthwhile for developers to port their games to it at that point?

Or, if the next Nintendo console only sells half as well as the switch, is that enough for developers to put resources into making their games work on the system?

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PAOerfulone VAMatt (on 03 October 2023)

Why would that be a test? Even now PS5/XBSX are 2ish generations beyond Switch 1 and that hasn't stopped the games from coming. As long as the system sells well and is profitable, especially to the degree that the Switch has been, developers will make it a priority to support it. Whether it be w/ ports of PS/XB titles or original titles made w/ the Switch 2 specifically in mind.

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VAMatt PAOerfulone (on 03 October 2023)

Relatively few current AAA games come to switch.

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PAOerfulone VAMatt (on 03 October 2023)

Doesn't seem to be effecting the Switch or its software output in the slightest.

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VAMatt PAOerfulone (on 03 October 2023)

Okay, but that's irrelevant

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PAOerfulone VAMatt (on 04 October 2023)

Not the point you were trying to make - Don't switch the argument mid-way through the convo just because the point doesn't fit your narrative.
You asked if it would be worthwhile for devs to port games to Switch 2 once it's 2ish gens behind PS/XB.
They're doing that now. Switch 1 is 2ish gens behind PS/XB - Doesn't matter, the games are still coming.

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VAMatt PAOerfulone (on 04 October 2023)

Are you aware of what article you are commenting on?

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Socke (on 02 October 2023)

That is already the case. Most games are not AAA games with mega graphics but small games. And these come for all possible platforms. Also for the Switch. His tweet has as much meaning as "rain is wet".

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Leynos Socke (on 02 October 2023)

Water isn't wet. Water makes things wet.

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Pemalite (on 02 October 2023)

What unit of measurement does "A lot" quantify? 10? 20? 30? Over 9,000?

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VAMatt Pemalite (on 02 October 2023)

9000+, obviously

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Amnesia (on 02 October 2023)

The visual gap between Switch successor and the PS5, will be even more reduced compared to the gap Switch-PS4.

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Radek (on 02 October 2023)

I want GTA V as a launch title, and then 2 years later port of GTA VI (which will be out by then on other platforms)

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Giggity_goo (on 02 October 2023)

they are probably thinking its a chance for them to charge $60 again for few year old game

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KLAMarine Giggity_goo (on 02 October 2023)

Yes, game companies sell games for money. That is correct.

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tslog (on 02 October 2023)

It's amazing to see that still nobody is demanding Nintendo improved their controls on their next Switch, as well as add analog triggers on their next pro controller.
Gamers are........

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FormerlyTeamSilent13 tslog (on 02 October 2023)

Weird so many people are downvoting you, the joycon controllers are bad and while the pro controller has a great feel it could certainly use improvements with analog triggers and rumble.

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Tharthesos tslog (on 02 October 2023)

I fully agree. Joy-cons are a disgrace. Very unprecise (the sticks are horrible. Do this test: open the calibration program and try do a full 360° circle at 3/4 of the stick travel, so you you put a strain on the stick but you don't touch the outside rim. Your "circle" will not be so round. Then try doing it with a Pro controller and see the difference) and TOO prone to drift or to break (anyone else had the trigger click busted or nearly busted?). As for Pro controller, yes, there's room for improvements as well.

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Pemalite Tharthesos (on 02 October 2023)

There is always room for improvement with any controller.

PS5 controller could have longer battery life, Series Controller could have better adaptive triggers and a microphone... And generally less of a carbon copy of the Xbox One controller.

Switch joycon controllers could be larger for us Adults.

All manufacturers suffer from drift... So they could all improve on that front.

Ironically, I think part of the Switch controller issue is actually software, because my controller started to drift, so I turned it off and the console still kept cycling through the menu like the controller stick was still drifting.

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mjk45 Pemalite (on 03 October 2023)

I had a similar thing happen playing TOTK using the joy cons link would keep moving even though I had recentered and let go of the stick and it continued in the switch menu , I happened to have a can of WD40 nearby so I used that to clean the sticks and it worked so it my case it seemed to be mechanical in that the drift was impacted by grime / dust around the stick what about yours I suppose an easy way to find out is to use another controller and se if it drifts through the menu too.

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JackHandy Tharthesos (on 02 October 2023)

The only thing I'd like to see is Nintendo put out hardware that is on par with Sony and MS so there is finally parity again. I haven't had a Nintendo console do that since Gamecube!

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VAMatt JackHandy (on 02 October 2023)

I don't think you're going to get that, at least not for the foreseeable future.

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Pemalite JackHandy (on 03 October 2023)

While Nintendo are only focused on portable consoles, that simply isn't feasible.

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Scoopz tslog (on 02 October 2023)

What do you mean? Theres been widespread outcry regarding Nintendo's Joy-cons. To the point where they had to commit to fix them for free. Plus every gaming site thats done a list of "most wanted features for Switch 2" has always mentioned improved Joy-Cons. So your comment is baffling. How about we give them a chance to unveil what they've been working on 1st instead of making assumptions that theyre going to do absolutely nothing about this well publicized issue in their next gen.

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VAMatt Scoopz (on 02 October 2023)

There has been a lot of outcry, but Nintendo has continued to knowingly sell a faulty product. It is totally unacceptable. But, consumers have taken it relatively easy on the company. So, I share tslog's concern that they may slack on the quality control yet again.

Presumably they will improve whatever thumbsticks they use in the next system. That would be really, really bad if they just released the same thing with the same problems. But, it does not appear to me that they have learned their lesson about build quality.

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2zosteven (on 02 October 2023)

im so ready, i have all 3 systems but i enjoy the switch the most

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OneTime (on 02 October 2023)

There's no particular reason that current games can't release on current Switch (with not-as-good graphics). If you release on PC, you already need to handle non-top-end hardware.

That's before they complain that games need increase to cost $100000000000 per microtransaction so that they can pay someone to individually 3d model every 150,000 polygon leaf on a tree.

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Pemalite OneTime (on 03 October 2023)

Low-end PC already far exceeds the Switch's 2015 mobile SoC. It's chalk and cheese at this point.

Case in point... Steamdeck with integrated graphics is running far ahead of the Switch's capability.

Integrated graphics... And some games even struggle to do 720P/30fps on that.

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