Following yesterday’s official reveal of Destiny 2, IGN asked project lead Mark Noseworthy about any possible plans to support the Nintendo Switch later on. While he loves the console, Noseworthy said that it wasn’t likely:
I think it’s pretty unrealistic, given we’re an online-only game, right? The Switch, because it’s a portable – and I love my Switch, I’ve got Breath of the Wild here, I’ve got it with me. It’s incredible, I love the console, but in terms of where it’s at, I don’t want leave anyone with the possibility of, like, ‘it’s a thing we’ll consider, maybe next year.’ There’s no plans right now for Switch.
While it may be disappointing to some, the explanation makes sense. Beyond worries of the console not being powerful enough, the Nintendo Switch is a portable.
By releasing Destiny 2 on Switch, Bungie is basically giving up any possibility of portable play. If you can only play it at home, why wouldn’t you just get it on another system?
Destiny 2 releases September 8th for PS4 and Xbox One, and at a later date on PC exclusively via battle.net.