Capcom has confirmed that it isn’t working on a Nintendo Switch port for Resident Evil 2, when it comes to PC, PS4 and Xbox One next January.
With the introduction of deleted concepts from Resident Evil 1.5, crisp new graphics, and the eradication of the original’s zapping system, Capcom is certainly moving with the times on Resident Evil 2. However, though Bethesda has brought shooters like DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the family-friendly Switch, Capcom isn’t interested in getting in on the action.
Capcom brand manager Mike Lunn was asked by GamingBolt if fans would be seeing Resident Evil on Switch, but he was quick to shut them down:
“No, not at this time. We just wanted to focus on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at the moment.”
He did however say that the idea may have been thought of at some point in the development process:
“I bet it was tossed around at some point in time, because it’s built on the same engine as RE7 engine. It’s built from the ground up, but I don’t think it was ever top running.”
Nintendo often finds itself behind Microsoft and Sony when it comes to third-party releases, and it seems that Resident Evil 2 won’t be changing that.
Considered by some to be the best of Capcom, a Resident Evil 2 remaster is something that fans have been wanting for years now, and with Sony’s presentation at E3 bringing the title to a new generation, this game is already shaping up to be one of next year’s biggest games.