With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 targeting release later in the year, Monolith Soft founder Tetsuya Takahashi was asked whether he would consider porting Xenoblade Chronicles X, seeing as it could only reach a limited audience on Wii U.
“I think we’re currently completely focused on creating Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and even after I go back to Japan, I have a mountain of tasks that I need to overcome,” Takahashi explained to TIME. “But I would love to think about it, after the development for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is completed.”
There had been a rumour that Nintendo had hired a third-party developer to port the Wii U exclusive to Nintendo Switch, although, so far, there has been no indication that was true.
We’d certainly feel that it would be worth porting, concluding in our review: “With Xenoblade Chronicles widely seen as a swansong on Wii, it surpassed every expectation of what could be achieved on the console. There are certainly strong parallels to observe in Xenoblade Chronicles X and, regardless of whatever the next year holds, it will be forever cherished as one of Wii U’s greats.”