Here’s why you won’t get a Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch port, according to Nintendo itself
IT’S DEFINITELY NOT BECAUSE THE CONSOLE WOULD SELFDESTRUCT WHEN RUNNING IT.
We might have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch to satisfy our open world needs on the go, but there’s no doubt that some owners of Nintendo’s latest console are daydreaming at the thought of playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on the portable handheld system.
And, according to Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime, the idea of Rockstar’s technical powerhouse running on the platform isn’t totally crazy. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Fils-Aime was asked whether Red Dead Redemption 2 is something that the company would be interested in having on Switch, and his response is perhaps more telling than you might expect.
“Absolutely. We’d love for it to be there”, said Fils-Aime, “but [...] Red Dead has been in development for years, time that predated any communication of Nintendo Switch. So, from the developer’s mentality, they need to move forward and finish the game they’ve been working on and then be in a position to look at other opportunities.”
I’m still struggling to get my head around the idea of a game like Red Dead Redemption 2, which pushes the PS4 and Xbox One to their very limits!