Despite all of Desperados 3’s success, even it has its limits. According to a recent interview with the developers, the game will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The popular western-style RTS game released in June of last year for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It follows the exploits of John Cooper through 1870s United States and Mexico. By teaming up with a strange but dangerous group of stragglers, Cooper travels along the American southern boarder, revisiting his past.
The game was a hit on release. Earning praise from critics and consumers alike. Which lead to the popular question of asking for a Nintendo Switch port. While not as powerful as home consoles, the portability of the Switch made it very appealing to many users.
Unfortunately, that idea just wasn’t possible, according to Lead Game Designer Mortiz Wagner in an interview with GamerHubTV. He explained that while the team wanted to make a Switch port, the console has too many technical limitations to make it possible.
“We love the Switch as well, especially our boss, he’s a big fan. I don’t think it’s gonna work. We have been trying this for quite some time. It’s something that’s always coming up again.
The thing is the game is very demanding – especially CPU, which is a big problem for the normal consoles already getting this game running. Which sometimes you might not believe it, because it’s not Red Dead or something, right?
… I don’t think that it’s gonna happen. I hope that it might at some point happen. We’re always reevaluating it if something new comes up, but the game just doesn’t really run.”
This is unfortunate news. I’m a big fan of the Switch. If a game can run comfortably on it, I’m down. But I understand why they are having trouble. Game consoles are the size of World Atlas books while the Switch is smaller than some smart tablets. PC will have to do, I suppose.