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It's just PR talk.

But I wouldn't be surprised if they ported Overwatch or Hearthstone. It's probably not that big of an effort for them.



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I'm torned up on Nintendo's position with 3rd parties. The Switch has definitively proved itself as a magnific software seller, and even those companies in doubt show very decent numbers. and yet, many companies barely bring anything other than old ports or small projects. EA barely ported anything but FIFAs and a couple of indies, Activision brought the Crash games and Diablo III, Atlus has brought nothing concrete as of yet (though Sega has done quite a lot), Capcom has been its usual Capcom...



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Darwinianevolution said:
I'm torned up on Nintendo's position with 3rd parties. The Switch has definitively proved itself as a magnific software seller, and even those companies in doubt show very decent numbers. and yet, many companies barely bring anything other than old ports or small projects. EA barely ported anything but FIFAs and a couple of indies, Activision brought the Crash games and Diablo III, Atlus has brought nothing concrete as of yet (though Sega has done quite a lot), Capcom has been its usual Capcom...

They're doing a lot of ports but to be fair to them, all the ports we've seen so far have been really solid, the Street fighter anniversary collection, Okami HD, Resi Evil Rev 1+2 (7 in japan) in the coming 2 weeks they're bringing over RE, RE:0 and Resident Evil 4, later this year they're bringing the first Devil May Cry game to any nintendo hardware as far as I know.... oh and the HD remaster of Onimusha.

I shit on capcom a lot for some of their ideas (that laughable €200+ mame fightstick capcom logo advert) but their Switch support has been very methodical but steady all the while, having finished Resident Evil Rev 2 on the system as well, they didn't do botchy port jobs on the games from what I've seen.

EA has been oddly quite for it alright though, I wouldn't think their games would have scaling issues considering for years they were making Fifa all the way from PS4 back to the PS2 and PSP/Vita so they have a lot of experience in covering a range of hardware but still you're correct outside of Fifa and.... Unravel 2 (I think is theirs, not 100% sure myself) they've done nothing really, I guess their bigger projects like Anthem and the titanfall offshoot in Apex Legends aren't designed around lower powered machines at all given Anthem not being a 60fps title on the PS4/X1 it would have reallllll issues going to Switch without looking like mud I think.



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Ganoncrotch said:
Darwinianevolution said:
I'm torned up on Nintendo's position with 3rd parties. The Switch has definitively proved itself as a magnific software seller, and even those companies in doubt show very decent numbers. and yet, many companies barely bring anything other than old ports or small projects. EA barely ported anything but FIFAs and a couple of indies, Activision brought the Crash games and Diablo III, Atlus has brought nothing concrete as of yet (though Sega has done quite a lot), Capcom has been its usual Capcom...

They're doing a lot of ports but to be fair to them, all the ports we've seen so far have been really solid, the Street fighter anniversary collection, Okami HD, Resi Evil Rev 1+2 (7 in japan) in the coming 2 weeks they're bringing over RE, RE:0 and Resident Evil 4, later this year they're bringing the first Devil May Cry game to any nintendo hardware as far as I know.... oh and the HD remaster of Onimusha.

I shit on capcom a lot for some of their ideas (that laughable €200+ mame fightstick capcom logo advert) but their Switch support has been very methodical but steady all the while, having finished Resident Evil Rev 2 on the system as well, they didn't do botchy port jobs on the games from what I've seen.

EA has been oddly quite for it alright though, I wouldn't think their games would have scaling issues considering for years they were making Fifa all the way from PS4 back to the PS2 and PSP/Vita so they have a lot of experience in covering a range of hardware but still you're correct outside of Fifa and.... Unravel 2 (I think is theirs, not 100% sure myself) they've done nothing really, I guess their bigger projects like Anthem and the titanfall offshoot in Apex Legends aren't designed around lower powered machines at all given Anthem not being a 60fps title on the PS4/X1 it would have reallllll issues going to Switch without looking like mud I think.

The only way Capcom's support is not a trainwreck is that the games actually aren't glitchy messes. There is not a single game of them that has not had a problem in one way or another (Switch tax, laughably incomplete physical releases, zero physical releases in Europe, the scam that are SF II UF and the Anniversary Collection...).



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Hearthstone would be a perfect free-to-play title for the Switch's online store.

But... Overwatch would be the most interesting title.



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Interesting PR talk ... nonetheless, it's clear the venture for some of these big publishers has been succesful thus far which is great for the future.



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Pemalite said:

But... Overwatch would be the most interesting title.

Oh man, an online only twitch shooter with massive latency issues? That would indeed be interesting.



Megiddo said:

Pemalite said:

But... Overwatch would be the most interesting title.

Oh man, an online only twitch shooter with massive latency issues? That would indeed be interesting.

One exists already, not sure what you mean by massive latency issues though?



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super_etecoon said:

Nintendo fans have had ports to choose from in the past but have declined.  This generation has been different, and that's because Nintendo fans are buying these games, and they're buying them because they're getting solid ratings from reviewers and Digital Foundry.  I'm not going to say that your reasoning is flawed, because it's obviously not and probably weighs the heaviest, but Nintendo fans don't gobble up every third party game just because it's "popular" or was the thing to buy last generation.  They're picky and discerning and the developers are aware of this.

It's not really Nintendo fans though because the Wii U showed that they're a very small group in total the NS and other portable devices appeal to a far bigger group than that as have some prior home platforms, the reason the userbase never really bothered with ports is mainly due to not seeing any value in getting them as most cases if you have a Nintendo platform you'll have another platform as well. This scenario meant that you'd already have access to another version of the port which made justifying buying the port on the Nintendo platform harder especially if the said version was delayed or had compromises, this is why I say third parties are fairing better on NS is due to the form factor because I'm willing to bet that most of the people who get third party multiplatform titles on it do a fair bit of portable gaming as it's a feature that no other platform can really do out the box and the prospect of playing home console level games on the go gives each title a level of value that makes them worth while.

You have to factor in we're now playing games like Doom, Dark Souls, Hellblade Senua etc... It's almost surreal when you're on a trip business or not and you're playing something like Skyrim in a hotel room or Train or even a plane, that particular value given from that is why people are more willing to purchase thrid party titles on NS.



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