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The studio behind the Switch ports of Starlink, Dark Souls Remastered, and The Outer Worlds says they'll continue to bring new games to Switch as we move into the new console generation.

https://gonintendo.com/stories/358587-virtuous-says-they-re-ready-to-bring-ps5-xsx-games-to-switch

“We believe that 2020 will be the year of game-centric development, where players will expect as standard a consistency of experience with their favorite games. With the launch of the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 this year, developers need to strategize and plan for the game experience to be consistent across all platforms. At Virtuos we are charged up and full of talent that is ready to help bring these new games to the Nintendo Switch.”



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That sounds stupid to me.

Theres just no way a "consistant" experiance will be around on 3 consoles, if a game is made to push the hardware of the PS5+XSX.
Switch hardware is too weak to do that.

The only way that happends, is if you make a very non demanding game (2D scroller like indie game), something like that the Switch can play the same as the others. If you make a full blown 3D game, that pushes the new consoles..... you wont get a consistant experiance on the Switch.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 04 April 2020

JRPGfan said:

That sounds stupid to me.

Theres just no way a "consistant" experiance will be around on 3 consoles, if a game is made to push the hardware of the PS5+XSX.
Switch hardware is too weak to do that.

The only way that happends, is if you make a very non demanding game (2D scroller like indie game), something like that the Switch can play the same as the others. If you make a full blown 3D game, that pushes the new consoles..... you wont get a consistant experiance on the Switch.

It doesn't make sense to assume that many games will take advantage of PS5/XSX out the gate.

Just as always, if porting a title will prove troublesome we probably won't see it but there will be plenty of games where it will be applicable. Not just 2D games, but also 3D games. Not every game is about huge scale, massively detailed textures, massive poly counts etc



JRPGfan said:

That sounds stupid to me.

Theres just no way a "consistant" experiance will be around on 3 consoles, if a game is made to push the hardware of the PS5+XSX.
Switch hardware is too weak to do that.

The only way that happends, is if you make a very non demanding game (2D scroller like indie game), something like that the Switch can play the same as the others. If you make a full blown 3D game, that pushes the new consoles..... you wont get a consistant experiance on the Switch.

Well then just buy them on the PS5 or Series X. Im sure people who only own a Switch would rather have a watered down experience of a game than no game at all.



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JRPGfan said:

That sounds stupid to me.

Theres just no way a "consistant" experiance will be around on 3 consoles, if a game is made to push the hardware of the PS5+XSX.
Switch hardware is too weak to do that.

The only way that happends, is if you make a very non demanding game (2D scroller like indie game), something like that the Switch can play the same as the others. If you make a full blown 3D game, that pushes the new consoles..... you wont get a consistant experiance on the Switch.

You probably miss the "cross-gen" in the title.

So those game have to be playable on a base XBOne already.

And 3rd parties do not care as much about "pushing the new consoles" they care about making money and if a port is cheap enough to make and brings acceptable revenue it will happen.

Last edited by Marth - on 04 April 2020

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Brilliant! Hopefully Nintendo is lending a hand by lining up a Switch Pro for 2021.



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With Microsoft promising crossgen support for the next 1-2 years and given that in the last generational transition we still got cross-gen games as late as 2015, it looks like Switch could potentially still be getting multiplatform games up to 2022.

By the time PS4/Xbone support is completely cut, it'll be just about time for Switch 2 anyway.

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Good to hear they'll try, but I want to see examples first. The Switch already struggles with PS4 ports, imagine the tech wizardry needed to port from PS5...



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Two points to make, it is crossgen titles so nothing that isn't already releasing on Switch, second this is just on studio so don't expect that many games.



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