Respawn Entertainment senior designer Mohammad Alavi scoffed at the idea of porting Titanfall 2 to Nintendo Switch during a recent interview with YouTube channel Drunk Tech Review (via VG247).
The interview was casual, but Alavi made no bones about the possibility of Titanfall 2 gracing Nintendo's upcoming portable console.
"F*ck no! No, you’re not going to be able to fit Titanfall 2 on the Nintendo Switch," he said when the host asked after the possibility. Alavi clarified that while he is looking forward to using the console, he believes third-party support will suffer due to the Switch being "underpowered."
Earlier this week, Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford said that Borderlands 3 won't be released for Switch, though for reasons left unclear. "I do not see that as happening. We were talking to Nintendo, but that stopped for some reason. They have other priorities," Pitchford said.
Nevertheless, plenty of developers have pledged to support Nintendo's new hardware, due out on March 3. Bethesda formally announced Skyrim: Special Edition for release this fall, and Electronic Arts is working on games for the console's launch window specifically out of interest in Nintendo's "slightly different approach" to hardware.
Nintendo is well aware of the importance of third-party support, and wants to avoid making the same mistakes it made with the Wii U. "What third parties want are a large, growing install base, a development environment that’s easy for them to work in, they want the ability to monetize their content—whether on the initial sale or downloadable content. That’s what they want. And we were not able to deliver that fully on the Wii U," Fils-Aime said in an following last week's Switch event in New York.