Blizzard is “Very Open-minded” about Overwatch on Nintendo Switch

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After the inclusion of Diablo III: Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch, there are many discussions going on if many other Blizzard titles could be coming to the Switch as well. Blizzard Entertainment has previously said that StarCraft is unlikely to come to the Switch, but when talked about Overwatch, the game director said that they cannot rule it out and that they are very open minded about the game coming for the Nintendo Switch.

Overwatch game director, Jeff Kaplan said that Blizzard is very open-minded about bringing it to the Nintendo console. While talking to Eurogamer at Blizzon last week, he explained how the team’s main goal was to get as many people playing the game as they could:

Our philosophy has always been we want as many players playing Overwatch as possible, and we want to reach as many possible Overwatch players as are out there. We will always explore a platform if we think we could make it viable – both the technology and the business relationship. We would love to do it.

We don’t have anything to announce or any plans with Nintendo or Switch at this time, but… it’s something we’re very open-minded about.

Meanwhile Pete Stilwell who is the senior producer of Diablo III was asked by GameSpot about Overwatch on Switch, where he acknowledged that the game is technically feasible stating:

Anything is within the realm of possibility. Our team was given the task to work on this. If [Overwatch developer] Team 4 picks up that endeavour, that’s on them. As of right now Diablo is our only focus on Switch. …Yes, it is feasible.

While Overwatch could work on the Switch, he also explained why StarCraft 2 was unlikely to happen:

The N64 version of StarCraft was cool but you had to change the game quite a bit to make it work properly on console. StarCraft 2 is next level requirements from how much dexterity you need with a mouse and keyboard, so I think that would have been a very difficult port. It would have [to] change the core gameplay.

Do you think Blizzard will soon announce Overwatch for the Nintendo Switch? Would you like to see more Blizzard games on the Switch? Let us know in the comments below.

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