Switch will have better Third-Party support than Wii U, Nintendo explains
One of the main problems of the Wii U was the minimal support of third-party games. Will the same thing happen with the Nintendo Switch? The Nintendo company has every intention that it is not so and today we will tell you what their plans are for not repeating what happened with the other console.
“Since the start of Nintendo Switch development we have been aiming to realize an environment in which a variety of different third-party developers are able to easily develop compatible software, such as by making it compatible with Unreal and Unity as well as our own development tools,” commented Takahashi.” As a result, even companies with only a few developers have already started making games for Nintendo Switch.”
Takahashi then said that Nintendo presented demonstrations of 1-2-Switch to the developers to show the unique features of the console. If Nintendo continues to create striking software for the Nintendo Switch, other developers will be motivated to do the same.
“During our recent (January 13) Nintendo Switch presentation, we played a video message from the creator of Skyrim, Mr. Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios, in which he shared the genuine impression he had already given us when we first showed him Nintendo Switch.”
Shigeru Miyamoto himself also had the opportunity to talk about PC developers:
“In the current development environment, I’d say that it would take less than a year for them to port a PC game to Nintendo Switch.”
Miyamoto also talked about how Nintendo developers have improved to work with Western Engines:
“Nintendo’s software developers have mastered state-of-the-art technologies such as Unreal engine, and their skills can now be compared with those of Western developers.”
Remember that Nintendo Switch will release on March 3 next month at a price of $299.99 USD.