Overwatch’s adaptation to Nintendo Switch was announced a month ago, but it has now made knowledge that this isn’t a recent idea, as Blizzard wanted the game on the console since its launch.
Jeff Kaplan, director of the game, made the following statement in an interview with The Verge.
Literally the day the Switch came out, we were thinking about it. I remember immediately talking to people around the office saying, ‘What would it take for us to be here?’ It took some time for that to happen. We started by porting Diablo III to the Switch late last year, and work on a portable version of Overwatch started a little over a year ago. The final version will be launching on Nintendo’s tablet on October 15th. And, like everything we do, we wanted to do it right.
Overwatch will arrive on Nintendo Switch on October 15, with some limitations. As it will operate at 30 FPS in both portable mode and from docked mode, and without any compatibility with Amiibo figures.