Virtuos Working On AAA Port For Nintendo Switch
Virtuos is working on an AAA port for Nintendo Switch, although, at this point, it is unclear what that actually is.
The content production company had announced alongside the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 that they were developing for the platform, but still have yet to reveal what projects they are working on for the portable home console.
The first hint comes from Virtuos senior programmer Xiaoyu Zhang’s LinkedIn profile, on which he lists that he is currently “porting a AAA title to Nintendo Switch,” for which he is working to “re-implement the renderer with Nintendo’s native graphics API(nvn).”
Zhang also has the responsibility to “design and implement the low level mechanism of graphics resource management and threading,” as well as to “exploit the performance advantages of the Vulkan-like API (UMA, explicit management of graphics memory, complete control over CPU/GPU synchronization, etc).”
That still doesn’t really point us in any particular direction, but, looking at who they have recently been working with, it could be Square Enix, Warner Bros. Interactive, or Ubisoft.
Virtuos has most recently teamed up with those publishers to work on Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, Batman: Return To Arkham, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.