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Will Switch get AAA support after 9-th gen consoles launch

Yes, as good or better 25 34.25%
 
Yes, but less games 18 24.66%
 
Yes, Switch will get exclusives 11 15.07%
 
No, just spinoff games 9 12.33%
 
No, Switch will get dropped 10 13.70%
 
Total:73

Half the people in this poll are in denial. Switch is dead in the water, not even an upgrade or a new fully fledged hybrid console could keep up with the leap in hardware here. After the initial cross gen period, Switch ain't getting shit on the big budget front but spin offs. It's not feasible.



 

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John2290 said:
Half the people in this poll are in denial. Switch is dead in the water, not even an upgrade or a new fully fledged hybrid console could keep up with the leap in hardware here. After the initial cross gen period, Switch ain't getting shit on the big budget front but spin offs. It's not feasible.

Switch is already getting hardly any big budget current gen games, so it won't make a significant difference. It's shown it can succeed without those games, and there's no reason it won't continue to get the lower budget, smaller scale games that comprise the vast majority of its current third party catalog. 



curl-6 said:
John2290 said:
Half the people in this poll are in denial. Switch is dead in the water, not even an upgrade or a new fully fledged hybrid console could keep up with the leap in hardware here. After the initial cross gen period, Switch ain't getting shit on the big budget front but spin offs. It's not feasible.

Switch is already getting hardly any big budget current gen games, so it won't make a significant difference. It's shown it can succeed without those games, and there's no reason it won't continue to get the lower budget, smaller scale games that comprise the vast majority of its current third party catalog. 

That's a different thread then. I doubt indie devs will increase their graphics all that much or follow up on RTing or any of that shit.



 

John2290 said:
curl-6 said:

Switch is already getting hardly any big budget current gen games, so it won't make a significant difference. It's shown it can succeed without those games, and there's no reason it won't continue to get the lower budget, smaller scale games that comprise the vast majority of its current third party catalog. 

That's a different thread then. I doubt indie devs will increase their graphics all that much or follow up on RTing or any of that shit.

You’re actually the one who’s not quite on topic. The topic Is how third party support will compare after the PS5 launch.

If developers feel there is a market for their games on Switch, then Switch will keep getting games. They don’t necessarily have to be the sort of high fidelity games that can only come out on hardware like the PS5. It’s clear there has been a general market trend away from high fidelity games in the past 15 years that’s been accelerating.



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John2290 said:
Half the people in this poll are in denial. Switch is dead in the water, not even an upgrade or a new fully fledged hybrid console could keep up with the leap in hardware here. After the initial cross gen period, Switch ain't getting shit on the big budget front but spin offs. It's not feasible.

No one's in denial about the super-budget games rarely coming to Switch.  A handful of miracle ports aside, that's the status quo now.

But the Switch is obviously being heavily supported by 3rd parties and will continue to be heavily supported as long as it's selling more software than its competitors.  No matter how you slice things, Sony and Microsoft will be starting with a install base of zero come this fall.  The Switch will be at 60 million and most likely will still be the top-selling system of the 2020 holidays (due to supply constraint if nothing else).

If you're a 3rd-party developer, do you choose the system that's in its moneymaking prime, or the one still in its infancy where your game can be expected to be discounted to $20 before the system's install base reaches 10 million?



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curl-6 said:

Yes, it will still get support, because 95% of its third party support is comprised of non-demanding games such as indies, older ports, exclusives, and other non-AAA fare that will not be based on/restricted to PS5/XSX spec.

This. I foresee a lot of remasters from the 360-PS3, we are actually getting Metro Redux on Switch now. As programmers and teams get more proficient at optimizations and the hardware I think we will also see some ports or current gen (PS4-X1) games...we did get Witcher 3 after all.



SammyGiireal said:
curl-6 said:

Yes, it will still get support, because 95% of its third party support is comprised of non-demanding games such as indies, older ports, exclusives, and other non-AAA fare that will not be based on/restricted to PS5/XSX spec.

This. I foresee a lot of remasters from the 360-PS3, we are actually getting Metro Redux on Switch now. As programmers and teams get more proficient at optimizations and the hardware I think we will also see some ports or current gen (PS4-X1) games...we did get Witcher 3 after all.

Yeah there's still a couple of PS4/Xbone games I'd like to see ported like RE7 and Nier Automata.

John2290 said:
curl-6 said:

Switch is already getting hardly any big budget current gen games, so it won't make a significant difference. It's shown it can succeed without those games, and there's no reason it won't continue to get the lower budget, smaller scale games that comprise the vast majority of its current third party catalog. 

That's a different thread then. I doubt indie devs will increase their graphics all that much or follow up on RTing or any of that shit.

The thread is "will Switch get third party support post PS5?" not "will Switch get PS5/XSX AAA multiplats?"



NightlyPoe said:
John2290 said:
Half the people in this poll are in denial. Switch is dead in the water, not even an upgrade or a new fully fledged hybrid console could keep up with the leap in hardware here. After the initial cross gen period, Switch ain't getting shit on the big budget front but spin offs. It's not feasible.

No one's in denial about the super-budget games rarely coming to Switch.  A handful of miracle ports aside, that's the status quo now.

But the Switch is obviously being heavily supported by 3rd parties and will continue to be heavily supported as long as it's selling more software than its competitors.  No matter how you slice things, Sony and Microsoft will be starting with a install base of zero come this fall.  The Switch will be at 60 million and most likely will still be the top-selling system of the 2020 holidays (due to supply constraint if nothing else).

If you're a 3rd-party developer, do you choose the system that's in its moneymaking prime, or the one still in its infancy where your game can be expected to be discounted to $20 before the system's install base reaches 10 million?

You are making a very big spin on second paragraph.

Switch isn't selling more software than competitors. You may say "developers who sell more on switch than on PS4+X1". Otherwise you are plainly wrong. PS4 sell much more SW in total than switch also the sum of 3rd party games sold on PS4 is bigger than the sum of 3rd party games sold on Switch.



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I see it happening like the Wii all over again, in that it'll have some games, albeit some spinoffs, due to the fact that later games in a new gen are going to require more power, and Switch by the first few years isn't going to cut the butter.

Either that or devs absolutely water down those games for other platforms, just so the Switch could run it, to which I'd be miffed.



                                       

Chazore said:
I see it happening like the Wii all over again, in that it'll have some games, albeit some spinoffs, due to the fact that later games in a new gen are going to require more power, and Switch by the first few years isn't going to cut the butter.

Either that or devs absolutely water down those games for other platforms, just so the Switch could run it, to which I'd be miffed.

I'd actually be over the moon if from 2021 onwards Switch got third party support like the Wii; I honestly think the Wii's third party lineup is highly underrated, it got a bunch of really cool titles like Monster Hunter Tri, Red Steel 2, No Mores Heroes 1 & 2, the Goldeneye reimagining, de Blob 1 & 2, Silent Hill Shattered Memories, Sonic Colours, Fatal Frame, Medal of Honour Heroes 2, etc.

As to the latter, there's zero chance that'll happen so you can rest easy.

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