Reggie Fils-Aime Would Love Red Dead Redemption 2 On The Switch


Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a smash hit since its release back in October for the PS4 and Xbox One. But more than that it has redefined many expectations for how a game world should function, feel and look. Unfortunately, not everyone has been able to experience Red Dead Redemption 2 with PC and Nintendo Switch players being left out in the cold. With the last gen Rockstar classic L.A. Noire receiving a port to Nintendo’s hybrid console, many have wondered if we might get a chance to see Red Dead Redemption 2 get the portable treatment. Thankfully it looks like Nintendo is open to receiving such a port for the Switch! in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, had this to say on the matter of a Red Dead Redemption 2 port.

Absolutely. We’d love for it to be there. But again — and this is where there needs to be an understanding of just the development process — 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. Any game from a key third-party that’s coming out now, typically that development started well before any conversations about Nintendo Switch. What happens moving forward? We’ll see. But that’s how you wind up with a situation with Red Dead not being available on our platform.

While the possibility of a portable Red Dead Redemption 2 is an exciting prospect, I am not sure the translation to the weaker hardware would leave the experience intact. Honestly though, who knows what could happen when teams of talented developers put the effort into a project of this scope. I mean we did get an amazing port of Warframe on the Switch which many thought would be impossible so again who knows!

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