Lawbreakers not released for the Nintendo Switch, because it doesn't have enough buttons

Lawbreakers, the latest FPS game from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, launched on PlayStation 4 and PC during a Beta stage recently. During an interview with GamingBolt, the developer was asked a series of questions, including when the game would launch on Xbox One, and if they were considering a launch on the new console from Nintendo.

Bleszinski responded by saying that even though they were planning on bringing the game to the Xbox One, the delay was considered so they could launch the game in August; regarding the Switch, he responded:

There’s a possibility for everything and anything in this world. I think the hardest part with the Switch is the controls. Look at the game that we have right now, and we just literally by the skin of our teeth put the entire game and the control pad that the PlayStation has. That means that we could probably make it work for the Xbox One in someway, right? But if you’re looking at the Switch the base controller that’s on the unit, it doesn’t have as many buttons.

Although he didn't rule it out completely, gamers on the Switch might eventually see a version optimized for their system. He also commented on the comparisons the game received to the highly successful Overwatch, by saying that he has experienced and designed shooters for many years, and encouraged people to play the game, since it isn't "like anything they've played before".

Bleszinski also commented on the Xbox One X after the interviewer mentioned it by calling it "awesome" by saying they were going to take full advantage of the hardware they were given, and that when the game or any future project was to launch on the Xbox platform, they would make sure that both consoles were supported to their maximum potential.

Source: Gamingbolt

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