Paladins On Switch? Hi-Rez Working On Something For Nintendo's Console

Hi-Rez is working on a Switch game, could it be Paladins?
Hi-Rez is working on a Switch game, could it be Paladins? Hi-Rez Studios

The Nintendo Switch has already attracted some major third-party support, with publishers like Bethesda, Take-Two and more making games for the console/handheld hybrid. Paladins developer Hi-Rez Studios is the latest to join in the Switch party, but we don’t know which of its games will be coming yet.

In an interview with DualShockers, Hi-Rez Studios CEO Erez Goren confirmed something is in the works. When asked if the developer would release a current or future game on the Switch, Goren responded by saying "Maybe… maybe yes… yes. But I’m not saying which game!”

Thankfully, it’s easy to narrow down the choices, since Hi-Rez Studios hasn’t developed many games. The already-released options are the Greek mythology-inspired SMITE , the hero shooter Paladins or turn-based strategy game Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics. Of course, this is assuming Goren isn’t talking about a new title that hasn’t been announced yet.

Both SMITE and Paladins would make sense for the Switch, since the platform’s selection of MOBA and online shooter games is very limited right now. On the MOBA front, the only real competition right now is Arena of Valor , while the only major shooters available are Splatoon 2 and DOOM. Getting in early would definitely work in Hi-Rez’ favor, especially since both SMITE and Paladins are free-to-play experiences.

Nintendo’s openness to cross-platform support is another major reason to get these two games onto the Switch. Games like Rocket League and Minecraft already support the feature, so getting one of these two competitive games online across PC and Xbox One shouldn’t be too hard and would help expand the fanbase even more.

Hi-Rez has also revealed that Paladins will add a battle royale-type game mode soon, a first for the Switch if the game makes the jump. Called Paladins: Battlegrounds, the new mode is expected to release later this year, and will feature all of the same staples of the genre, including 100 players, a map that shrinks over time and more. The big difference is the inclusion of Paladins' special hero abilities for each character.

So what do you think? What Hi-Rez game would you like to see most on the Switch? Do you think this could actually be an unannounced game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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