Game developer Virtuos has become known as “the place to go” if you need a game ported to the Nintendo Switch. Over the past several years, Virtuos has assisted with the release of Switch versions of popular titles including LA Noire, Dark Souls Remastered, Starlink: Battle for Atlas and more.
They are also involved in the upcoming releases of The Outer Worlds, Bioshock: The Collection and XCOM 2 for the Nintendo Switch, all of which were announced during the Surprise Nintendo Mini Direct in late March. The Switch versions of these titles are expected to debut this summer.
Recently, Virtuos’ Vice President of Games, Elijah Freeman, spoke in an interview with MaxiGeek regarding the upcoming next generation of consoles, speculated to be released later this year. He expressed interest in bringing Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 titles to the Switch and stated that Virtuos was ready and eager to be involved in these projects.
Freeman’s full statement reads as follows:
“We believe that 2020 will be the year of game-centric development, where players will expect as standard consistency of experience with their favorite games. With the launch of the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 this year, developers need to strategize and plan for the game experience to be consistent across all platforms. At Virtuos we are charged up and full of talent that is ready to help bring these new games to the Nintendo Switch.”
Previously, Freeman has spoken vehemently against the idea of platform exclusivity, praising the Switch for its port-friendliness and encouraging game developers not to think of it as a “secondary platform”. He also affirmed Virtuos’ commitment to making their Switch ports polished, complete and full of all the features which players love. He does not want Switch ports of non-switch games to be seen as “lesser,” as happened with previous consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and Wii U.
With Freeman and Virtuos at the helm, it looks like the next generation of gaming is going to be an exciting one indeed.
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