The Nintendo Switch has been receiving plenty of unwanted announcements since it’s big press event reveal. This includes the lack of an internet browser and streaming applications upon launch. However, since the company did not receive the praise and reception that they once hoped for with the Nintendo Wii U, it became apparent that the company will need the help of third-party support.
While it seems that the company is having an easy enough time nailing down a few big name companies to alert fans of future projects to be released on the Nintendo Switch, not every game is going to see a release on the console. Instead, we learned that the game director behind Final Fantasy XV has no plans on releasing the game on the Switch and now it seems that we’ll see Project Cars 2 also release outside of Nintendo’s home consoles.
Recently, Project Cars 2 creative director, Andy Tudor, recently spoke to Red Bull in which the developer stated his excitement over the Nintendo Switch. However, it doesn’t look like the upcoming video game release will launch on the platform. The interviewer asked Andy if Project Cars 2 will see the same fate as its predecessor when it came to the release for the Wii U and according to the developer, it’s more than likely we’ll see the title launch without a version of Nintendo Switch in mind.
“I think the Wii U thing is very similar to the PSVR thing, and that’s why I don’t want to get people’s hopes as much. With the Wii U version, the actual machine was brilliant, I play on it with my kids all the time, but technically, getting the game to a state where it matches our standards was extremely challenging.
In the end it was something we weren’t happy with, releasing a version that was substandard to what the eventual title ending up being, which was critically acclaimed (it did extremely well), and it may not have been if we pursued the Wii U version further, so we decided to ultimately stop production on that.
In terms of Nintendo Switch, I can say probably that Project CARS franchise will not be coming to Nintendo Switch currently.”
As mentioned, Nintendo is going to need the help from third-party support to keep Nintendo Switch relevant. Though we may not receive Final Fantasy XV or Project Cars 2, there’s still plenty of other titles in the works with more titles likely to be unveiled for the console during this coming E3 expo, the first of which to be open to the public.