Blizzard says Overwatch is 'feasible' for Switch, as 'anything is possible'

Don't worry, love! The handheld cavalry's here!

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The cat's out of the bag. Now that we know Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, what about the rest of Blizzard's cadre of popular titles? Could we see titles like Overwatch potentially join the fold in a handheld capacity?

According to Diablo 3 senior producer Pete Stilwell in a recent interview with GameSpot, it could totally happen.

“Anything is within the realm of possibility,” said Stilwell. “Our team was given the task to work on this. If [Overwatch developer] Team 4 picks up that endeavor, that’s on them. As of right now Diablo is our only focus on Switch.” In response to a question whether or not if Overwatch could indeed run on Switch, he said “Yes, it is feasible.”

Of course, the fact that it can happen doesn't mean that it will happen, unfortunately. There are still quite a few factors involved in bringing Overwatch to Switch. But it's one of the last frontiers the popular hero shooter hasn't taken on, so it would be amazing if Blizzard actually headed down this road. Then we just need the rest of the company's catalogue, because why not put everything on the Switch, right? It's what the people want

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    August 16, 2018 3:00 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Blizzard says Overwatch is 'feasible' for Switch, as 'anything is possible'

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      August 16, 2018 3:20 PM

      at zombo.com

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      August 16, 2018 3:38 PM

      I'd play it

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      August 16, 2018 7:45 PM

      Motherfuckers you better put it on the Mac first. I love my Switch but if you’re telling me it can run on the Switch then it can run on the Mac.

      (especially since Mac resources were found in the PC files so they at least considered it once before)

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        August 16, 2018 7:49 PM

        i mean, it can run on a mac just fine, just a question of if its worth supporting it

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          August 16, 2018 7:56 PM

          Yeah at launch they said it was “too challenging” to bring it to Mac but they have an “open mind” about porting it in the future

          https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/17/blizzard-open-minded-overwatch-mac/

          The whole OpenGL deprecation thing shouldn’t be a huge deal seeing as how three of their games support Metal now (WoW, SC2, HotS)

          But if they could get it running on a damn Switch, a Mac port couldn’t be too much of a challenge from the team whose game sold 40M copies.

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      August 16, 2018 8:52 PM

      I’m kind of over Overwatch tho :/

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        August 17, 2018 12:46 AM

        I was like this and took a year break and its fun again with the new stuffs

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          August 17, 2018 1:17 AM

          The new heroes plus handful of character redesigns have made it really good. I took a year off after playing since day one of closed beta, started playing again earlier this year, and IMHO this is the best the game has ever been.

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        August 17, 2018 10:38 PM

        I still play the shit out of it....

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      August 16, 2018 8:53 PM

      but can't run on macs

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      August 17, 2018 6:24 AM

      Funny how their attitude changed once they figured out that Switch owners like to spend money.