Two mainstream titles may not come to Nintendo Switch at all after their developers have denied being involved with the console. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford and Respawn Entertainment's Mohammad Alavi have both commented on Borderlands 3 and Titanfall 2 being ported to the hybrid console.
Gearbox Says Borderlands 3 May Not Happen On Nintendo Switch
Pitchford was asked by a fan on Twitter about a Nintendo Switch version of the upcoming Borderlands 3, he replied with a negative. "I do not see that as happening," he said. "We were talking to Nintendo, but that stopped for some reason."
@dECU_nutt I do not see that as happening. We were talking to Nintendo, but that stopped for some reason. They have other priorities.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 15, 2017
He further acknowledged that Nintendo has some other priorities right now, which apparently do not include Gearox's Borderlands 3. It is unknown what could have possibly gone wrong with their talks, but it seems that now fans should not hope on the sequel coming to Switch anymore.
Alavi Strongly Expresses That Titanfall 2 Is Not Coming To Switch
Alavi, who works as a video game developer for Respawn, sat down for an interview with Drunk Tech Review (via NeoGAF), in which he revealed that a Titanfall 2 Nintendo Switch version is not arriving and perhaps, ever.
When asked by the interviewer about Titanfall 2 on the newest console, he replied with a strong "F*** no!" He claimed that the multiplayer game will not be able to fit into the Switch. NeoGAF contributors took offense at his words, saying that he could have just denied without attacking the console.
Many devs seem to still think that Nintendo's hardware is underpowered. It is understandably so because Nintendo has not yet released the official technical specifications sheet of the hybrid console. As the popular opinion dictates, it seems that it is inferior to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Meanwhile, loads of other games have now been confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch. Other third-party developers like EA and Bethesda have already announced their titles for the console.