Overwatch Nintendo Switch: Port is ‘feasible’ as Diablo III Switch release date announce – Daily Star | Gaming News
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It looks like we may well get Blizzard on Nintendo Switch, after all.
There have been many rumours pegging Blizzard’s catalogue of games appearing on the Switch over the last year or so, but none of them has ever been verified to any degree by Blizzard.
Until now. In a new interview with Gamespot, Blizzard Senior Producer Pete Stillwell mentioned that it would be ‘feasible’ for the game to come to Switch.
The Blizzard staffer noted that the shooter would actually run on the console – which is an interesting comment to make pretty much immediately after the company announces it’s bringing a Diablo 3 port, known as the ‘Diablo III Eternal Collection’ to the console.
“Anything is within the realm of possibility,” Stillwell told Gamespot. “Our team was given the task to work on this. If [Overwatch developer] Team 4 picks up that endeavour, that’s on them. As of right now Diablo is our only focus on Switch.”
The interviewer asked whether or not the game even runs on the Switch and Sitwell replied: “Yes, it is feasible.”
Diablo III Eternal Collection
Is this the start of Blizzard starting to push more games onto the hybrid console? It’s likely.
Blizzard games would actually fit quite well on the console – for a start, a Hearthstone port is a no-brainer: the game already runs on most iOS and Android devices, and would no-doubt run flawlessly on Switch.
Overwatch would be a good sibling game to go with Diablo III: both titles boast incredible replay value, co-operative elements and scalable visuals to look great on your TV or in your hands.
Diablo’s release on the Switch may have opened the floodgates for more Blizzard games on the console – or at least got us to a point where Blizzard can talk about the possibility of it happening more candidly.
Although before any big decisions are made we’d imagine that Blizzard might first want to see how well the newly announced Diablo 3 performs on Switch when it goes on sale later this year.
And for those wondering, it’s estimated to release around Fall 2018, which could really be anywhere between September and December.
This news comes not long after Overwatch introduced the newest (and 28th!) hero to the FPS game and yet another Summer Games timed event.
Wrecking Ball, or Hammond, is a new Tank hero with quad cannons and an adaptive shield.
“Wrecking Ball’s tinkering capabilities and iron-clad mech make him a formidable tank hero, capable of bowling through the front line of the opposition and causing mayhem in the back line,” reads a Blizzard post.
“His primary weapon, Quad Cannons, are two sets of twin machine guns that shred enemies caught in their crosshairs.
“No team is too much for Wrecking Ball to engage against with his Adaptive Shield, which generates more health based on the number of enemies nearby.
“This shield makes him incredibly difficult to kill when he bulldozes into the fray and, once he starts to get low on health, also provides him the endurance to escape.”
You can read more about the lil’ fuzzball here.
But it’s clear that if Overwatch, which is still going strong 2 years after release, is considered hugely successful in its current state on PS4, Xbox and PC a future Switch release could cement it’s legendary status even further.