Nintendo Switch release date, news: Capcom expresses support for new console despite multiplatform release issues


The ongoing debacle with regard to possible content for the Nintendo Switch continues to be a conversation starter for die-hard gamers. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has previously dished on what games they can possibly put out for their groundbreaking console as he cited multiple third-party publishers supporting their platform. However, Capcom is still a bit on the fence in terms of devoting a massive amount of time on the new device.

In a Q&A session during a recent financial results briefing, the game producing company was candid when asked about their thoughts on the Nintendo Switch. Capcom seemed to be intrigued enough for them to be invested in it and they even commended Nintendo’s move in stirring up the video game industry.

“It is excellent to have the market invigorated with new hardware launches. As a software publisher, we endeavor to develop games that offer enjoyment best suited to each piece of hardware’s features and target users,” an excerpt of the session reads.

However, as ideal as the Nintendo Switch may be in theory, it is still unknown if it will succeed or fall back into the trap that befell the Wii U, in which its underpowered specs made it less enticing for third-party developers and publishers to partner with them.

Given that, Capcom made it clear that they are still in the process of figuring out whether they can include the Switch when it comes to multiplatform releases that already include the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on to the Nintendo Switch and thus are unable to comment at this moment. However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. At Capcom, we determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question, believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential,” the company explained.

Capcom is not the only a bit wary of the Nintendo Switch. Bethesda Softworks kind of falls into the same category of being open to collaborating with Nintendo but with some stipulations. Ubisoft, on the other hand, is pretty much on board with the upcoming console with CEO Yves Guillemot peppering the device with great words.