When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

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When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Meelow » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:20 pm

So, like many people. I backed the Kickstarter and was originally going to get the Wii U version. I didn't really care that the Wii U version got canceled in favor for a Switch version because I was (and got) a Switch. However, I am really annoyed that Switch users have to wait longer. I totally get that development takes time but It would be nice to have some notification as to when the Switch version will be released other than "Really Soon". There were tons of people that backed for the Wii U version so I feel like Nintendo users should get some news about the Switch version by now, especially since the game releases in a month for other platforms.

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Rueckkoppler » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:11 pm

This topic will never cease being discussed until we get news and (as somebody who got the Switch now), I really, really want to know as well. They said that they're giving a date once they're certain, but at some point, they could tell us a time frame at least.

I'm not a game dev, but porting to Switch shouldn't really contain that many unexpected issues, judging from what we've heard so far. I guess all the different controller configurations and HD rumble (if they do it) might be the additions that slow development down. Okay and maybe the whole fact that they're porting to a weaker home console, but set the ambition to make this as less noticeable as possible..

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Exaskryz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:33 am

Apparently other developers have ported to Switch within a week. This includes Shoved Knight -- shouldn't Playtonic/Team 17 be getting advice from their idols??? -- and Snake Pass (which looks strikingly like Yooka Laylee in art style).

https://mynintendonews.com/2017/02/09/v ... 4-version/ Titled "Video: Snake Pass Developer States That The Game Took Only One Week To Port To Nintendo Switch, Shows How It Fairs Next To PS4 Version"

http://nintendospace.com/yacht-club-gam ... ight-port/ Titled "Yacht Club Games Says Nintendo Switch Is Easy to Develop for. They Had Shovel Knight Running Within a Week!"

I mean, I see no reason at all that Yooka Laylee should not be a Day 1 release on Switch. Hell, it should be a Day negative 1 for screwing us out of a Toybox.
Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Meinhard1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:58 am

It seems both devs were able to get their game running in around a week. We know Yooka is running also, as we've seen Switch footage.

There are other variables to consider than the reletively meager amount of info offered by those two articles.
Obviously Snake Pass isn't releasing until the end of the month, not at Switch launch. Yooka's release date is a few weeks even later.

And while they share similar visual styles, Snakes Pass's worlds are much smaller with less "moving parts."

If you check twitter, the team is busy boxing and mailing out Kickstarter goods... they're a small busy group

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Rueckkoppler » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:52 am

Agree, packing all the physical rewards is a true time sink for a team as small as them. I guess Team17 is out of this, so there's not much help from outside.

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Piet » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:55 am

I think porting to Switch should be no.1 priority atm.
People can wait for their physical stuff, like Nintendo gamers could wait for (i.e.) the official announcement of the Switch version. ;)

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby DarkTone » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:38 am

Are you asking us to guess?

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby the8thark » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:12 am

"And Shovel Knight... that one could run on a SNES, which throws any comparison out of proportion."

Yacht Club have said this is not true. It's done in the NES style but there's a lot there that makes the game require more grunt than the SNES has to offer.

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:35 pm

Okay, then let's say N64 or GameCube, which is still really undemanding from today's technological standpoint.

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby shootbang » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:13 am

Holiday 2017 if you are lucky. Don't kid yourselves, this is going to be near the bottom of their priority list, just like every other third party developer. As it should be.

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Re: When do you guys think the Nintendo Switch version will release?

Postby Exaskryz » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:43 pm

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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