With all the success Nintendo has been seeing of late with its latest console, the Switch, people are naturally curious to know if many of the massive AAA titles are coming to the system, something which wasn’t always common to see for the Wii U. With the long awaited reveal of Destiny 2 yesterday during a livestream put on by Bungie, the conversation once again turned to the Nintendo Switch and whether not the newly revealed title would be finding a home there alongside the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and new PC versions.
According to Destiny 2 project lead Mark Noseworthy, the studio has no plans to bring the shooter to Nintendo’s console. When pressed further on the possibility of it down the road, things took a more pessimistic turn, with Noseworthy going as far as saying it’s pretty unrealistic at this point.
The main reason seems to stem from the fact that Destiny 2 is once again an online-only experience, and the Switch is meant to be a portable style console, that’s still relatively new to the market. Noseworthy reiterated the fact that he really loves the console and actually had The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with him at the event, but the fact remains that the studio has no plans to port the game there. Part of it could also stem from the fact that Nintendo’s online network on the Switch is somewhat unproven with upcoming plans for major changes this fall including a new paid service charge.
While it doesn’t look like a Nintendo Switch version will be launching any time soon, if ever, Bungie has added a new platform to the franchise as PC players are now going to get their hands on Destiny 2. Thanks to a partnership with Blizzard, the game will be exclusively tied to Battle.net, and offer players a number of exclusive technical features such as an uncapped framerate and 4K support. Unfortunately, it appears that PC players may need to wait a bit longer than their console brethren to get their hands on the game as Bungie has not confirmed whether or not Destiny 2 will be launching on the PC at the same time as the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
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Destiny 2 launches on September 8, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.