Is Blizzard Planning To Bring Overwatch To Nintendo Switch?

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Looks like Blizzard wants to introduce a Switch port of its hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch.
Looks like Blizzard wants to introduce a Switch port of its hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch. Blizzard Entertainment

There is a good chance that Overwatch may soon find its way to Nintendo Switch. The narrative surfaced following an Amazon listing designed for a Switch case with an officially license Overwatch theme.

Apparently, though, the aforementioned listing was later on removed. Fortunately, a Twitter user by the name of Wario64 was able to grab some screenshots and posted them on social media. The images quickly opened conversations that Blizzard could finally develop a Switch port for its hit multiplayer shooter title.

The most significant element in the story is the fact that the Overwatch-themed case seemed to be licensed officially by both Nintendo and Blizzard. Obviously, it does not make sense for both companies to work on collaboration without bringing a port of the game. It should be noted that the case was by uploaded by an accessory manufacturer called PowerA.

Of course, this is not exactly the first time talks about Overwatch coming to Nintendo Switch surfaced. Fans have always expected Blizzard to port a Switch version of the game. After all, the platform has been a stronghold in the video game industry. And if the studio really wants to widen its horizon, it should take advantage of Nintendo’s huge market.

Add to this the fact that people have been playing Blizzard’s Diablo 3 on Nintendo Switch. And mind you, this has been the case for more than a year already. Also, it is interesting to know that Switch has been successful so far in obtaining graphical powerhouses, with The Witcher 3 being the most popular of them all. If the game is to be introduced on Switch, it would need to have a stable framerate. Given the fact that the likes of Fortnite can run without any issue on the console, it is safe to say that Blizzard could pull this off.

Porting Overwatch to Nintendo Switch is definitely not a technical impossibility. Blizzard, in particular, is known for its ability to withstand development difficulties over the years. Still, fans should take this narrative with a grain of salt. Perhaps the two companies are merely doing a friendly cross-promotion. For now, fans should not get too excited until an official announcement comes from either Blizzard or Nintendo.

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