Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan Says Overwatch on Switch Would Be “Very Challenging”; “Always Open Minded” About New Platforms

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan expressed that while he is "loving the Switch," he also stated that the title would be a challenging fit for the device.

on March 14, 2017 10:40 AM

Overwatch released to critical and commercial success last year on consoles and PC, and while the prospects of being able to play the multiplayer title on the go sounds enticing thanks to the release of the Nintendo Switch, game director Jeff Kaplan seems to imply the likelihood of that happening is unlikely.

Speaking on Reddit (via NeoGAF), Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan provided a few comments on the newly-released Nintendo Switch in relation to fan questions about the game coming to the handheld/console hybrid. Specifically, Kaplan stated that he is “loving the Switch,” but added that bringing the title to the Switch “is very challenging for us.”

However, Kaplan expressed that “we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms” – it doesn’t seem completely impossible, but for the most part it seems that the game is unlikely to come to the Switch, at least not any time soon.

Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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