Overwatch for Switch potentially leaked by Amazon case listing

Could Blizzard be bringing Overwatch to Nintendo Switch?


Could Overwatch be coming to the Switch?

If a listing for a PowerA Nintendo Switch case is any indication, it looks like that could very possibly be the case. A black and orange case appeared on Amazon on Monday evening sporting the Overwatch logo.

The page was almost immediately pulled, but it was a "officially licensed" product from both Nintendo and Blizzard Entertainment. Luckily, eagle-eyed viewers went ahead and archived the post before it was no longer available and it was immortalized online.

Blizzard hasn't yet announced an official Switch port of the hero shooter, but given that it's on just about all the other platforms, it's not out of the realm of possibility. That, and the fact that Blizzard brought the Diablo 3 Eternal Collection to the system in 2018. We've seen that bringing games to the Switch from Blizzard's cadre is entirely possible, even though game director Jeff Kaplan has called the process "challenging" in the past.

There have been rumors swirling around about a potential Nintendo Direct in November, as well as BlizzCon 2019 coming up soon. That means there's still time for some big announcements, and we can't wait to see whether this includes Overwatch on the portable console hybrid or not.

We'll bring you additional developments as they arise, of course.

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    August 26, 2019 4:30 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Overwatch for Switch potentially leaked by Amazon case listing

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      August 26, 2019 5:45 PM

      Overwatch for Switch before macOS would be a damn shame.

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        August 26, 2019 6:05 PM

        Overwatch before Hearthstone on Switch is also an insane move IMO.

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      August 26, 2019 5:48 PM


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      August 26, 2019 6:25 PM

      I could see the overwatchPVE game theyre announcing this blizzcon coming to the switch as well. I can't see normal OW being even 30fps on the switch, its a huge cpu hog

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        August 26, 2019 6:33 PM

        I have to assume that they’ll aim for 60fps like they did with Diablo 3. They have high standards for their ports and 30fps would be way too slow, it would make sense to cut visuals and prioritize smoothness

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        August 27, 2019 6:31 AM

        Could be that the reason it’s taken so long to put the game on Switch is that they needed the time to get the engine running well on Tegra.

        Or they just called Panic Button. That works too.

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      August 26, 2019 9:48 PM

      Promo skin speculation? DK Winston and Samus Pharah seem guaranteed, but what else could they do?

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