We’ve seen some amazing ports on Switch, the most recent of which is the exceptionally good DOOM Eternal. While we know that Nintendo’s console isn’t as powerful as Sony and Microsoft’s last-gen hardware, it’s clear that in the right hands, it can still host some impressive titles.
However, not every game is destined to come to Switch, and it would seem that Desperados III – which is currently available for PS4, Xbox One and PC – is one of those games. Mimimi Games head of design Moritz Wagner was recently quizzed about the potential of a Switch port, and replied:
So 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. Sometimes THQ’s like, ‘Well, we could have these people look into it. Maybe they could make a port.
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. Maybe there’s a new version of Switch that is a bit more powerful – it’s something that we can look into again. I’m not quite sure if they’re currently looking to something, but not in the near future sadly.
Were you hopeful that we’d see Desperados III on Switch?