Psyonix’s Rocket League has seen substantial growth on both the console platforms (Xbox and PlayStation) over the years that it’s been available, with an expanding user base to boot. Now, the question is whether it’ll make its way to the Nintendo Switch.
Psyonix Studios’ Vice President, Jeremy Dunham, spoke to IGN about the evaluation on whether the moto-football game will make tracks on the Switch, stating that there are various factors involved such as community demand and technical limitations.
[quote]”Just like all the other platforms, we are evaluating it. We’re looking to see what the technical requirements are. We’re looking to see what kind of true community demand there is. We’re looking to see how it would benefit the community as a whole. So we’re still in that evaluation phase. It’s definitely too early to say that it wouldn’t happen, but it’s also definitely too early to say that it would.”[/quote]
With Psyonix’s community focused philosophy, it’s likely that the title will only make it to the Switch if the numbers are truly feasible, as stated in Dunham’s comment:
[quote]”I think we’ve shown over time we’re a community based company, and so what we’re doing first is seeing what kind of impact that would have and who needs it and who wants the game and we’ll go from there. Luckily the platform’s only been out for a month, so we have plenty of time to look to see how it’s doing and what our audience wants.”[/quote]
Since its release on PlayStation, Xbox One and PC, the title has seen continued support with frequent free and paid updates. It seems that making a move to the Switch is a viable option in terms of extending their reach and prospectively increasing their user base. Who is going to say no to Rocket League on the go?