Firewatch Will Burn Bright on Nintendo Switch

Campo Santo's acclaimed 2016 adventure is now set to find a home on Nintendo Switch.

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There's a fire that's been raging for quite a while. That fire comes from Nintendo Switch owners, who have been aching to catch up with some great games. The latest game set to hit the Switch is Campo Santo's Firewatch, which originally released on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 to critical acclaim (including from Shacknews) in 2016.

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The Firewatch website made the announcement on Thursday morning. For those unfamiliar, this first-person narrative adventure follows a park ranger as he's sent to investigate a local Wyoming forest. The only contact with the outside world is supervisor Delilah, as players explore something strange deep within the wilderness.

"When will it be out? All we can say is 'soon!'" Campo Santo's Jake Rodkin said on the Campo Santo blog. "Reengineering the sprawling meadows and towering trees of Firewatch's wilderness to play perfectly on new hardware is no small engineering task. We've been hard at work stripping much of Firewatch's tech down to the studs and rebuilding it to render the world more quickly, to stream and load faster, and to generally be more responsive. Nearly everyone in the Campo Santo office has a Nintendo Switch (and the rest want one). We know what a good Switch game feels like, and want to make sure Firewatch feels like one too."

Those who own other versions of Firewatch should also expect to see their versions get optimized in the near future. Firewatch is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch sometime this Spring.

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    April 5, 2018 11:35 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Firewatch Will Burn Bright on Nintendo Switch

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      April 5, 2018 11:55 AM

      Firewatch is a great little game, but is the Switch just going to be a dumpster for ports? I'd like to see more non-Nintendo original stuff being made for this.

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        April 5, 2018 12:42 PM

        That depends on new games being made. Banner Saga 3 is coming out on Switch the same as other platforms. Other new 2018 games like Celeste launched on all platforms. If a new game isn't coming out then it makes sense that Switch will get ports since its only a year old and there's a lot of money to be made, yeah?

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        April 5, 2018 1:28 PM

        I think the entire gaming community got caught off guard on the success of the switch. so the first year or 18 months is going to be like this. I am hoping this fall is more first-tier stuff within the launch window of their pc and console releases

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      April 5, 2018 11:56 AM

      Good game, beat it in 2 sittings

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      April 5, 2018 12:05 PM

      Will it burn bright, or will it sputter out just as it starts to get interesting, leaving only a disappointing smear of greasy ash?

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      April 5, 2018 12:38 PM

      Serpico74 will finally play it now.

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        April 5, 2018 12:52 PM

        I have it on Steam! Dota and OW and HS get in the way of everything

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      April 5, 2018 1:14 PM

      Funny timing; just started this game yesterday. On PS4 Pro. It hitches a lot :\