GameMaker Studio 2 Readies Nintendo Switch Support In Summer 2018

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YoYo Games has announced that they have signed a deal with Nintendo that will see games created with GameMaker Studio 2 able to be directly exported to Nintendo Switch.

The 2D game development engine has grown in popularity since it was released in March 2017, and, after this new partnership with Nintendo, will see the Nintendo Switch edition become available in summer 2018.

“We’re thrilled to be entering into a relationship with Nintendo, with the opportunities this will bring to our game development community, and most importantly, the players themselves,” explained YoYo Games general manager James Cox.

“Nintendo has been hugely supportive of bringing independent releases to the Nintendo Switch console, and this partnership will mean even more wonderful games are released on the platform. We’re working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 retains the already excellent functionality of the engine, and we are committed to supporting developers and studios who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo’s record-breaking console.”

YoYo Games will share more information about the release date and supported games closer to launch.

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