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Developing on the Nintendo Switch is a struggle, according to developer

THQ Nordic's Development Director Reinhard Pollice discussed a myriad of topics in an interview with Game Industry, most notably their experience with the latest console from Nintendo. During the interview he had this to say about their experiences:

"We've been in touch with [Nintendo] about Switch for more than a year, so we've been looking at it for our current line-up and... we look wherever it's possible. It's a bit sad that they haven't gone out with a more beefy hardware but it is what it is, so we just have to work our way around it."

According to Reinhard Pollice, THQ Nordic has tried to port some of its older games to the system, but the process hasn't been as smooth as they would have liked.

One of the games they ported, Battle Chasers, a 2D turn-based RPG, was a 'challenge'. The game is expected to launch on the Switch in the summer of 2017. The open-world RPG Elex is currently 'too demanding for the system' according to Pollice.

The Nintendo Switch, which is powered by an Nvidia processor is weaker than both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It remains to be seen how future titles will perform on the system with such limited capability. Even with that said, the system has been well received by consumers, with sales of over 2.7 million units since March, and some analysts expecting it to outsell its competitors.

Source: GameIndustry.biz

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