THQ Nordic ‘sad’ the Switch does not have more power

Another company has gone on record to say that it having trouble getting some of its title up and running on Nintendo Switch.

THQ Nordic’s business and product development director Reinhard Pollice has confessed to Games Industry that it has faced a challenge” getting 2D turn-based RPG Battle Chasers running smoothly on the console, and that it has so far failed to get open world RPG Elex running at all.

"We’ve been in touch with [Nintendo] about Switch for more than a year, so we’ve been looking at it for our current line-up and,” he told the site. It’s a bit sad that they haven’t gone out with a more beefy hardware but it is what it is, so we just have to work our way around it."

The comments come after the developer of indie title A Plague Tale: Innocence revealed that the game’s publisher Focus Home Interactive has told them to forget about Switch for the time being for similar reasons.

It’s really the power of the device,” chief creative officer David Dedeine said. In this case it was the amount of rats we need to display. We already know that there’s too many rats, too many animations, too many AI at the same time.

There is a large bridge between Switch, Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. And the Switch, it was too hard to make the same game in such a different context.”

Dedeine explained that the decision was made prior to any attempt to get the game up and running, adding: We’ve done the math, and had all sorts of discussions with Focus Home Interactive. So maybe will try, but right now the discussion we’ve had with the publisher was to not make Switch a priority.”

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