Konami has confirmed that PES 2018 will not see release on Nintendo Switch, but acknowledges that it is something that their community is asking a lot about.
Given that there is enough demand, it is something that they would like to consider in the future – especially after seeing how well Super Bomberman R has performed on the portable home console.
“One thing that I will say about the Switch is, we’re getting asked that quite a lot,” global product and brand manager Adam Bhatti admitted to Eurogamer.
“The fact is, we’ve announced all the platforms that PES 2018 is coming to. But as I’ve been saying to a lot of people, we have a great relationship with Nintendo – we’ve obviously brought out Bomberman which has done fantastic for the Switch. So as a company it’s a platform that we’re looking at, for sure. So for PES it’s just – we never want to say no, we never want to close the door. Let’s see how it goes. Personally speaking, I love the machine. We think it’s definitely performed amazingly well. And we really hope that it continues to do very well.”
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 assistant producer Kei Masuda added: “We always like to hear what the fans think as well, depending on the amount of reactions we get then we definitely would like to look into it.”
PES 2018 will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on Septemebr 12th.