Yesterday, Codemasters announced that DiRT 4 was racing toward release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in June, leaving those excited for Nintendo Switch wondering if they had been left out.
The developer has now added that we shouldn’t rule out any chance that the off-road racer will release on the new console, with its exclusion being that they had already locked in the platforms that it was destined for.
“Personally, I’ve got my Switch pre-ordered and I’m getting it day one,” senior games designer Darren Hayward enthused to the Daily Star. “Obviously at launch [DiRT 4] is not coming to Switch. We’d already picked our platforms. We’ve nothing to announce right now, but, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Asked as to how Codemasters could utilise the different control schemes allowed by the Joy-Con controllers, he added: “There are signs of more traditional games coming out for Switch with full controller support like Skyrim, but would Dirt Rally or Dirt 4 work on a split Switch controller? I think we’d have to do quite a lot in terms of extra tweaks.
“When you take it away and you’ve got it in tablet mode with the Joy-Cons it’s great, but those split controllers, that’s custom game design right there specifically for that platform.
“There are not many inputs, so you’d have to have super simplified controls and because of that, it may not be the ideal scenario for DiRT 4. That said, I could definitely see Nintendo Switch having some compelling racing experiences.”
DiRT 4 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC worldwide in June 2017.