Overwatch On Nintendo Switch Could Happen

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With Blizzard Entertainment porting Diablo III Eternal Collection to Nintendo Switch, the developer has been able to use it as an opportunity to explore what the portable home console can do.

The first time that they have worked on Nintendo hardware since the original StarCraft released on Nintendo 64 in 2000, the conversation would now, perhaps inevitably, turn to whether there are any plans to port other games to the console.

While the notion that StarCraft 2 could be ported was dismissed, the team-based shooter phenomenon Overwatch was seen as a much more likely candidate.

“Anything is within the realm of possibility,” senior producer Pete Stilwell responded to GameSpot, when asked if Overwatch could eventually come to Nintendo Switch.

“Our team was given the task to work on this. If [Overwatch developer] Team 4 picks up that endeavour, that’s on them. As of right now, Diablo is our only focus on Switch.”

Asked whether Overwatch could run on the portable home console, he added: “Yes, it is feasible.”

Diablo III Eternal Collection will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Fall 2018.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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