While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had been rumoured for Nintendo Switch, when Activision made their announcement it was absent from the listed platforms that it was destined for. Now, rumours are circling that a standalone Call of Duty Battle Royale game will release for the portable home console.
Gaming Intel reports that the project was shared by an anonymous source, but they have since corroborated the information that they were provided with a separate leak from another source.
“Please note, this DOES NOT mean Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch, because we have reliable information it’s definitely not,” they clarify. “As stated in our recently posted article, the Battle Royale version is a separate game to Black Ops 4 but planned to be bundled at launch for other platforms.”
Raven Software and Beenox are rumoured to be the developers working on the Call of Duty: Battle Royale game, which final name, at this point, remains unknown.
The expectation is that it will release alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on October 12th as a bundle, but, seeing as the mainline Treyarch-developed game will not be ported to Nintendo Switch, will see a standalone copy be made available for the portable home console.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite have popularised the Battle Royale genre, in which 100 players parachute onto an island where they must scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill the other players and be the last man standing.