THQ Nordic on Switch: “It’s a Bit Sad” that Nintendo Didn’t Release It With “More Beefy Hardware”

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Jul 5, 2017
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Darksiders 3 developer THQ Nordic, is said to be somewhat disappointed by the lack of power inside the Nintendo Switch.

While a lot of third-party developers are working on titles for Nintendo’s fastest-selling platform to date, this doesn’t seem to be the case for the recently reformed THQ Nordic.

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The Austrian studio is hard at work on various projects, including titles that have yet to be announced, but only a few will appear on Nintendo’s platforms. According to the developer’s director of business and product development, Reinhard Pollice, this is partly due to the developer’s belief that the 3DS will be replaced by the Nintendo Switch in the near future, but also because their titles are simply too demanding for the Switch’s hardware right now.

Reinhard said as much in a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, in which he outed that even the upcoming Battle Chasers, has been “a challenge to get running smoothly on Switch”.

“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.”

Let’s hope that THQ Nordic manages to find a way to get its upcoming games running on Nintendo’s new console.

For now, THQ’s Darksiders 3 is slated for release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One next year. The upcoming action-RPG ELEX is slated for a release on the same platforms this October. The previously mentioned Battle Chasers: Nightwar will release on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 3.

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