Why is Dragon Ball FighterZ taking so long to get to Switch? Are all ports of games to Switch going to be like this?
As great as the Nintendo Switch is doing, it does have a bit of a drawback in terms of its ports. Not that the quality is low, that’s not the issue, rather, it takes a certain amount of time for these games to get to the Switch at all. Wolfenstein II for example has taken several months after its main launch to come to Switch. And Dragon Ball FighterZ came out in January, yet despite the game being announced for Switch finally, there’s no definitive date for its release.
Add that to ports like Monster Hunter Ultimate Generations, The World Ends With You Final Remix, and more, and it’s got a lot of people scratching their heads. At E3 2018, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime talked about why it’s taking so long, and why this won’t be in an issue in the future:
“We’re talking today about a platform that is 16 months old. The development cycle today is multiple years. So I would argue that beginning at the end of this year, or next year, that gap will have closed. Because key developers have had the development systems, they’ll have been working to create content for our platform from the beginning. That’s what is going to close that time gap.”
We’ll have to see if his prediction comes true.