Overwatch developer Blizzard hasn’t ruled out the possibility of the game appearing on Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Switch games list is a little light on numbers right now, but an Overwatch port would give it a real boost.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said that he loves the Nintendo Switch, and while porting the game would be a challenge, the company is open minded about new platforms.
“I’m loving the Switch!” Kaplan told users on Reddit. “My second favourite gaming platform of all time is the 3DS.
“Getting OW on the Switch is very challenging for us. But we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms.”
While it’s by no means confirmation, the fact that Blizzard is even considering an Overwatch port is good news for the Nintendo Switch.
It’s also good news for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is believed to have sold around 1.3 million copies. This means that almost 90% of Switch owners have picked up a copy.
It’s already Nintendo’s fastest-selling console in certain regions, although long-term success will depend on the frequency and quality of new releases.
A game like Overwatch would certainly help.
And speaking of Overwatch, a brand new hero is scheduled to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC next week.
The Orisa release date has been set for March 21, although PC players can check out the hero now via the Overwatch PTR.
The new Tank-class fighter been on the PTR longer than usual, as Blizzard continues to make balancing tweaks.
Game director Jeff Kaplan revealed more on the Overwatch blog: “we’re leaving Orisa on the PTR for a little while. We’re getting great feedback and fixing a lot of issues.
“I know this feels a little longer than other PTR periods, but we think it will be for the better.”