YoYo Games has announced that the open beta for the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch Licence Edition has started.
With the full commercial launch expected in September 2018, developers that use the game engine, which was first launched in March 2017, can export their creations directly to the portable home console.
“Since announcing our relationship with Nintendo to launch the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch licence edition, we’ve been contacted by over one thousand developers who want to bring their GameMaker titles onto Nintendo’s record-breaking console,” explains YoYo Games general manager James Cox.
“We’ve already seen the first wave of GameMaker Studio 2 titles announced for Nintendo Switch, including Hyper Light Drifter, Minit and Undertale, and we’re excited to see the massive range of GameMaker Studio 2 content that will be launching on the platform.”
Those that are interested will first need to become an authorised Nintendo Switch developer, after which you can register your request to take part in the Open Beta. You will then need to buy a Nintendo Switch licence ($799 for 12 months) or a GameMaker Studio 2 Ultimate licence ($1,500 for 12 months).
The GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch Licence Edition will release in September 2018.