Apparently it is funny business when a developer is asked about the possibility of a title making it’s way to Switch, especially in the case of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Yes, you read that right…it is Black Ops “IIII“. My guess is that someone at either Activision or Treyarch doesn’t know their Roman numerals.
Game Informer recently had a “rapid fire” interview with Treyarch’s design director David Vonderhaar where they asked if Black Ops IV (I’m going to use the correct Roman numeral for the sake of my sanity) had any chance of coming to the Switch. He replied with a mockingly, hearty laugh and replied that he “just makes the shoes”.
I don’t know if they feel that the game is “too” advanced for the Switch and if so, it is pretty much a lame excuse. There really isn’t much of a reason other than laziness that they couldn’t optimize it to run on Nintendo’s console as Panic Button has proved several times over already.
Sure there are more than likely some games that would take massive amounts of work to get it running on Switch but a shooter like COD really has no excuse with the likes of Doom, Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein already on the system or coming soon.
I’m thoroughly convinced that Nintendo could put out a system just as powerful as the others and studios like Treyarch still wouldn’t support it just because it came from Nintendo. That is okay though. COD is a sinking ship, especially after seeing the internet blow up due to Black Ops IV being multiplayer only. Yes, that is correct. If you haven’t heard, there is no single player campaign. Just read some of the comments here to get a general idea of how everyone is reacting.
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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom. He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer. He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.