It’s official. Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t be on the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo recently revealed more of their upcoming console and the list of games that comes with it. As fans had expected, Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t included in the lineup along with Skyrim and NBA 2K17.
The initial reveal of the Switch back in 2016 had a lot of people interested on whether or not Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to be included. This is because the Switch had a lot of third-party games joining in. However, it didn’t push through.
It wasn’t that much of a surprise. But still, fans were kind of expecting it would also happen since a partnership between Take-Two Interactive and Nintendo exists. But even if Take-Two Interactive is Rockstar Games’ parent company, Nintendo hasn’t collaborated with them before so this could be a reason as to why RDR2 wasn’t included.
When I saw the opening for 12 Switch, I thought it was Red Dead Redemption 2. It would be amazing if it was on the Switch, not happening tho
— Emfour (@Emfour95) January 13, 2017
Not Designed For The Switch?
Another reason as to why RDR2 wasn’t on the list could be because of hardware capabilities. The Switch is a console and handheld hybrid but that doesn’t mean it’s stronger than the Playstation 4 or Xbox One. In fact, its hardware specifications cater to that of being more of a handheld device.
This means that letting RDR2 run on the Switch could affect its gaming experience greatly. It could drain out major resources and players wouldn’t be able to enjoy most of what RDR2 would have to offer.
Switch might not have RDR2 on their list but they might look into including Red Dead Redemption from 2010. No news has been confirmed so far regarding this, but seeing as Skyrim is included and it’s a 2011 game, considering the first RDR could be a possibility.
But then again, having an old game appear on the Switch with its sequel out soon might not look good for Nintendo either.
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