During E3 2017, Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Michael Condry said that Call of Duty: WW2 was “not currently” in development for Nintendo Switch, suggesting that a port of the military first-person shooter could come to be on the console if the Activision “business guys” decided it should happen. Now, however, it doesn’t look like the title will be making its way to the Big N’s new system at all, with the developer recently stating outright that it’s not coming to the Switch.
This much was revealed during a Reddit AMA held over the weekend with Condry and a team of developers from Sledgehammer Games after the Redditor “ThePCGamingNoob” asked, “Yes or no? Is Call of Duty: WW2 coming to Nintendo Switch?” The account representing the group of devs at Sledgehammer only had a succinct, and seemingly conclusive response by only writing “No” to the question.
Although Call of Duty: WW2 not getting a release for Nintendo Switch will likely be disappointing to some who own the console, it’s not too surprising to learn that Sledgehammer Games will be eschewing the making of a port for the system. After all, numerous installments in the first-person shooter franchise have skipped out on launching versions for the Big N’s hardware, with the last major release in the series coming to a Nintendo console being Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Call of Duty: WW2 won’t be the only current generation title to not put out a version for the Nintendo Switch, as other games like The Witness and Tekken 7 have avoided putting out ports for the system. Not to mention, it has been confirmed that the forthcoming Lord 0f the Rings adventure game from Monolith and Warner Bros. Interactive, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, won’t be releasing for the Switch either.
All things considered, Call of Duty: WW2 not launching for Nintendo Switch will likely do little to negatively impact sales of the title, as the game will be coming out for the multiple platforms of PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Plus, with Activision and Sledgehammer Games having listened to the franchise’s fan base clamoring for a return to the series’ roots with a World War II-inspired shooter, the title is likely to sell like gangbusters, especially with Call of Duty already being a brand that frequently topps end-of-the-year sales charts.
Call of Duty: WW2 is set to launch on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.