The Nintendo Switch - even when it was still called the Nintendo NX - was a source of debate among plenty of those in the gaming world. But when Nintendo officially released a teaser trailer on the console, the world somehow silenced in awe. The device seemed to have perfected a balance between power and portability, as well as innovation and tradition. But now, a large player in the market, has expressed its doubt on the device.
According to IGN, Capcom has already started to plan what it will bring to the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, it looks as if the same games found in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will not make their way to the Nintendo competitor. "We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on to the Nintendo Switch," a Capcom spokesperson said. "However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One."
Because the teaser video does confirm that the Nintendo Switch can run on a home-dock, it is unclear what play-style is in question here. More possibly, Capcom is doubtful of the power of the device and is unwilling to lower the quality of its current roster of games. In 2016 alone, the game developer and publisher released the likes of "Street Fighter V," "Umbrella Corps.," "Dead Rising 4" and "Monster Hunter Stories."
The Capcom spokesperson went on to say that the company looks at all sides and features of a console before deciding what game to release on the platform. "We determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question," he said. "Believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential."
As Express UK notes, however, this is no way means that Capcom is staying clear from the Nintendo Switch. It is likely that the game developer will instead release exclusive games to the console. On the part of Nintendo, it has confirmed that more details on its upcoming device will be revealed on January 13.