It doesn’t look like Final Fantasy XV will see the light of day on the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch is not having a lot of luck with third parties. Ubisoft has no intention of bringing For Honor to the platform, Activision only has Skylanders Imaginators, and EA will bring FIFA to the platform, but not Mass Effect: Andromeda. Square Enix has already committed to the platform, but Final Fantasy XV isn’t coming. Why? Well, it doesn’t look like the underpowered hardware would be able to probably run the game.
Speaking with Dualshockers, Tabata confirmed that Final Fantasy XV would not be coming to Nintendo Switch because it wouldn’t run on the hardware. When pressed further, he conceded that it might if the right tests were run, but that Square Enix has no plans to try it.
“There are no plans for Switch at the moment, but overall, there is interest in the platform among the development team. We do have lots of Nintendo fans inside BD2.”
While Nintendo Switch has plenty of first-party games releasing throughout 2017, there’s a huge lack of third-party titles coming to the platform. Most are just ports of older games. Upcoming multiplatform titles like Resident Evil VII, For Honor, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Mass Effect: Andromeda are all skipping the platform. Hopefully, we’ll hear about some more third party titles at E3 2017.