​Nintendo Would 'Love' A 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release On Switch

Can you imagine playing Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the largest, most detailed adventures in video game history, on the Nintendo Switch? Probably not - the console's 'tiny', right?

Wrong. And one person who *can* imagine it on the Switch is none of than Reggie Fils-Aimé, the president of Nintendo of America. Yes, the Switch can handle Red Dead 2, apparently.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Reggie said the reason for Arthur Morgan's epic tale missing out on Switch is actually down to time. Not because the console isn't powerful enough.

'Red Dead Redemption 2' for Nintendo Switch is possible. Credit: PA
'Red Dead Redemption 2' for Nintendo Switch is possible. Credit: PA

"We'd love for it to be [on Switch]," he said. "But again - and this is where there needs to be an understanding of just the development process - Red Dead [2] has been in development for years, time that predated any communication of Nintendo Switch.

"So, from the developer's mentality, they need to move forward and finish the game they've been working on and then be in a position to look at other opportunities.

"Any game from a key third-party that's coming out now, typically that development started well before any conversations about Nintendo Switch. What happens moving forward? We'll see. But that's how you wind up with a situation with Red Dead not being available on our platform."

I don't want to create false promises, but Skyrim - a ginormous game for its time - was ported to the Switch not so long back (and very successfully, too - Skyrim-on-Switch-playing ed). So, really, it could happen? Please?

Saying that, Skyrim is nowhere near the size of Red Dead 2, which is around 100GB - three times larger than the Switch's out-the-box 32GB hard drive. I guess the game wouldn't be as big for the little console, but three times smaller? Then again, it's not like you can't expand the Switch's memory, above and beyond 100GB.

I guess we'll just have to sit tight to our saddle and see what "opportunities" happen "moving forward", if any. Like with most amazing ideas, it will likely never happen, or won't for some time. Still, the prospect is damn exciting. Imagine Red Dead 2 on the go. Waiting for your train? Or on the toilet? What a world.


What do you think about this news? Would you like to see Red Dead 2 on the Switch? Could it work? Which other games would you like on the handheld? Let us know.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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