Destiny 2 Nintendo Switch Version "Unrealistic", Says Bungie

Nintendo Switch players can’t look forward to playing Destiny 2 on their new system. According to the project lead Mark Noseworthy, Destiny 2 getting a Switch port is “pretty unrealistic”. The reason behind it is that Destiny 2 is an online-only game, which probably won’t mesh well with the portable aspect of Nintendo’s new console.

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Destiny 2 Nintendo Switch Version Unrealistic, Says Bungie
Destiny 2 Nintendo Switch Version “Unrealistic”, Says Bungie

The Destiny 2 hype train has left the station after the gameplay reveal live stream last week, which we’ve covered in our Destiny 2 articles. Of course, one of the questions that popped up was whether or not Nintendo Switch owners will have the chance to play the game on their system. Unfortunately, they’re in for some bad news.

In a recent statement to IGN on the subject, project lead Mark Noseworthy said that he had “no announcements to make about the Switch at this time”. IGN then asked whether the franchise might “embrace the Switch” at some point in the future, he stated:

I think it’s pretty unrealistic, given we’re an online-only game, right? The Switch, because it’s a portable – and I love my Switch, I’ve got Breath of the Wild here, I’ve got it with me. It’s incredible, I love the console, but in terms of where it’s at, I don’t want leave anyone with the possibility of, like, ‘it’s a thing we’ll consider, maybe next year.’ There’s no plans right now for Switch.

That’s a pretty definite “no”, if ever there was one. Switch owners are going to have to make due with the already announced ports that Nintendo already has lined up for the console. If they want to play Destiny 2, though, they’ll have go to another platform.

Destiny 2 is coming out on the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. The console version will launch on September 8th; the PC version doesn’t have a release date as of writing this article.

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