Developers from 2K, Epic, and more share their thoughts on Nintendo's Switch

Not all developers have been confirmed, but plenty chimed in on what they think of the system.


Tacitly addressing the nearly unanimous complaint that the Wii U's software library lack strong third-party titles, Nintendo issued a press release confirming support from over a dozen publishers and developers.

IGN reached out to some of those developers to get their thoughts on Nintendo's Switch reveal and what they think of the system so far.

"With the Nintendo Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games," said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. "Ubisoft and Nintendo enjoy a long-standing partnership and we are currently developing a number of games for the platform, including Just Dance 2017."

A 2K rep mentioned that the publisher collaborated with Nintendo on the controller, but was not ready to announce any games in development just yet. (The Switch reveal trailer showed NBA 2K17 being played, so that one seems all but guaranteed.)

"We're thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch," said a representative from Epic Games.

Like 2K, members of Telltale aren't ready to let cats out of any bags just yet, but did pledge support for the hardware. "Our dedication to creating emotionally engaging interactive stories that are identical for players using home consoles or on mobile/tablet devices on the go is a perfect fit for Nintendo's innovative new hardware," said Job J Stauffer, the studio's head of creative communications.

Head over to IGN to read more from developers, or check out our ongoing "Everything We Know" article to learn more about the Nintendo Switch.

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