According to producer Masachika Kawata, there are no plans to bring Resident Evil VII to the Switch. However, this doesn’t mean Capcom won’t contribute to the Switch’s lineup at some point. It just means that the new, highly-anticipated installment of the RE franchise won’t likely get a Switch release.
The primary targets of RE VII are PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC. Considering the game’s been developed for these platforms, it seems unlikely the Switch would even be able to support it. According to everything we know about the Switch, it’s very under-powered compared to other home consoles. Still, Capcom isn’t just going to abandon the new console completely. Producer Masachika Kawata stated in an interview with Express that they have an interest in the Switch.
I think it’s a very unique piece of hardware. I’m looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch.
Note the phrasing there. “No plans” usually leaves a door open. Much like with Mass Effect Andromeda, this wording implies a possibility that RE VII finds its place on the Switch. IF the console sells well enough, and there’s enough demand, of course. While it might not run the same as on the other consoles, a port might not be out of the question.
Capcom is on Nintendo’s list of third-party developers that they expect to collaborate with on the Switch. We can expect their titles on the new system soon enough, even if they haven’t announced anything just yet. Here’s hoping that Nintendo makes this one count.
RE 7 is hitting the shelves on January 24th, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can read more about Resident Evil VII editions and pre-order bonuses in our article. The Switch, meanwhile, is coming out on March 3rd.