Nintendo Switch will have the support of the most important developers in the world and Epic Games is no exception. However, perhaps most important of this alliance is that the creators of Unreal Engine 4 have confirmed that their popular graphics engine will be compatible with the new Nintendo console.
Epic Games says it will support developers by assisting in the design of their game with Unreal Engine 4. It is not yet known whether this will be the base engine or a improved version. Good news is that this will facilitate the porting of multi-games on Nintendo Switch.
Through its Twitter account, Epic Games announced this afternoon that it will provide support to developers of Unreal Engine 4 in order to bring their games to Nintendo Switch, which means we could see titles like Rocket League, Street Fighter V and Final Fantasy VII Remake on that platform.
It is also important to note that since 2014, Epic has offered a subscription program for Unreal Engine 4, which allows independent studios and fans to use the powerful tool for $19 USD per month. This may open the door to many independent games and this will expand the library of Nintendo Switch.
Judging by the long list of partnerships of developer for Nintendo Switch, we can expect good results of this compatibility between the Unreal Engine 4 and the new console. The Nintendo Switch comes in March 2017.
We’re thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch! https://t.co/MWL29xhb90
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) October 20, 2016