Could NetherRealm Studios Be Considering Porting Injustice 2 To The Switch?
If possible, Injustice 2 would be a huge third party get for Nintendo.
Ed Boon loves to send the gaming media into a tailspin with his conduct in interviews and on Twitter, and he appears to have struck yet again. In an interview with Gamespot whilst at the Brazil Game Show, he talked about the possibility of bringing acclaimed fighting game Injustice 2 to the Nintendo Switch.
In the interview, he talks about the differences between consoles like the PlayStation 4 and the Switch: “It is a pretty different hardware architecture; it’s not like you can go from a PlayStation 4 to a Switch really easily. So I think we would need to set up something in terms of an external team. I know on the art team, we have enough people to do three console SKUs, and that would be something we’d need to work out.”
Boon even goes so far as to acknowledge how this hypothetical version of Injustice would distinguish itself from the pack: “”From the game player’s perspective, would it be fun to play Injustice on [Switch]? I do think it would. You could have tournaments, everyone comes over with their own system and you can have whole structured tournaments and parallel gameplay and all that.”
With games like Wolfenstein 2 and Doom being confirmed for the Switch, the handheld console has proved that it is capable of supporting triple-A games, at a bit of a downgrade of course. Boon doesn’t feel this would be an issue: “Yeah, I think at the end of the day you can make almost any game… there are inevitable compromises, but you know, you can make some version of Injustice on the Atari 2600. It’s not going to be great, but I bet you can make something.”
Hyperbolic Atari 2600 comment aside, it’s good to see another developer open to the possibility of porting their games over to the Switch. Whilst this doesn’t confirm Boon and the team at NetherRealm are working on it, they haven’t shut down any possibility of it either. This story could develop in the future.
Earlier on this year, we reviewed Injustice 2 for the Xbox One, giving it a 9/10. A certain handsome, bearded reviewer by the name of Ashley Bates said the following:
With its content-rich Multiverse mode and the boundless possibilities of the gear system, the thrilling Story experience, and the superlative game mechanics under the hood, Injustice 2 proves why NetherRealm are setting the pace for all fighting game developers.
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