In an interview with Trusted Reviews, For Honor Director Jason VandenBerghe spoke a great deal about the melee multiplayer currently in beta. The game has thus far gained quite positive reviews, though everyone seems to be more cautiously excited than truly hyped for the actual release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. When Trusted Reviews inquired if For Honor would reach the Nintendo Switch as well, especially in light of Ubisoft’s extremely enthusiastic comments about the console, VandenBerghe’s response was just as cautious.
The Director shyly admitted that the thought hadn’t even been considered as, “it’s not something that we’re focused on. We’ve been in development on For Honor for a long time and the question of ‘Will this game work?’ is the big thing. I just want to get the game out on the core platform and see who plays it. Once we’re there and we’ve established if we’re successful, then I think we can look at where we’re gonna go from here. It’s weird, but it’s not even a question we’re addressing right now.”
It’s a shame, certainly, but understandable given Nintendo’s rocky reputation with handling online multiplayer. However given Ubisoft’s sheer insistence that the Switch is the best console ever made, it’s a little hypocritical to find the company suddenly so hesitant to put one of its most popular new IPs on it.
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