Soulcalibur VI on Nintendo Switch Currently Not in the Works

Rumors have been circulating that Bandai Namco are working on a Nintendo Switch version of Soulcalibur VI. According to producer Motohiro Okubo, there are no plans for that right now. It might happen at some point in the future. For now, they’re focused purely on the launch for platforms they’ve already made the game for.

Soulcalibur VI on Nintendo Switch Currently Not in the Works
Soulcalibur VI on Nintendo Switch Currently Not in the Works

Soulcalibur VI is a bit of a strange story. Rumors are now circulating that it took a lot of convincing for the publisher to okay it, and it might be the last one in the series if it doesn’t do well. Plus, they’ve announced that they’re keeping a major character as DLC, so that’s not doing any good PR for them right now. One of the rumors that have been circulating is that the developers are working on a Nintendo Switch version of the game. Unfortunately, those rumors are not true, it seems.

Dualshockers talked to producer Motohiro Okubo about the Nintendo Switch rumors. This was his answer: “At the moment there is no development for Switch at all. I understand that the Switch is a very successful hardware, and of course if there is a possibility, then it would be great to do it. At the moment we’re focusing on the October 19th launch, so we don’t even have the time to think about that possibility. After the launch we’ll think about the possibility.” So, there it is. There is no truth to the rumor of Soulcalibur VI on the Switch; at least, not for now.

That said, there is a little bit of hope, I guess. The whole “we’ll think about the possibility” thing is fairly non-committal, but it does leave a little bit of an open window. Soulcalibur VI might just see the light of day on the Switch, just much later than on other platforms. As it stands now, the game is coming out on October 19th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. We’ll see what happens after that.

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