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Destiny 2 dev rules out the game for Switch

Posted on May 19, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Activision and Bungie have no plans to make a Switch version of Destiny 2.

IGN asked project lead Mark Noseworthy about the possibility, who initially said Bungie has “no announcements to make about the Switch at this time”. IGN then pressed further and asked if the franchise could eventually end up on Switch.

Noseworthy said in response:

“I think it’s pretty unrealistic, given we’re an online-only game, right? The Switch, because it’s a portable – and I love my Switch, I’ve got Breath of the Wild here, I’ve got it with me. It’s incredible, I love the console, but in terms of where it’s at, I don’t want leave anyone with the possibility of, like, ‘it’s a thing we’ll consider, maybe next year.’ There’s no plans right now for Switch.”

That unfortunately seems like a pretty clear cut answer. It’s looking like Destiny 2 won’t be on Switch, and at this point, we probably shouldn’t count on the series making any appearance at all.


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  • MusubiKazesaru

    Does he not know that the Switch has internet or something? What kind of answer is that even?

    • FireThunder25

      A really stupid and short-sighted answer.

    • Burning Gravity

      Probably means that it would be tough for players because it’s hard to maintain online connection while on the go—main solution would be to tether cell internet or w/e, but that’s expensive and wouldn’t necessarily work well.

      It’s not like it wouldn’t work at all, jt seems they just don’t think it’s a good match for the hardware and don’t like taking risks.

      • FutureFox

        Which is ridiculous given how Destiny 1 would disconnect from their own serves pretty routinely. My internet connection was always fine in those instances.

  • Blanco8x8

    The Switch can’t handle an “online-only” game? Prove it.

    • andyva

      Yeah, that’s a really bad excuse. Dragon Quest X is coming to the Switch and that’s an MMORPG. If that can come to the Switch, then the online of the Switch shouldn’t stop Destiny 2 from coming either.

      • Dascylus

        Dragon Quest X has an offline mode (while different from the online mode, it still exists and must be accounted for when trying to make a compelling argument), Destiny does not.

  • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

    My lil sister have better excuses than this…anyway I hate Destiny,

  • carlos holguin holguin

    Poor excuse.. switch has internet and can be play in docked mode..

  • Tlink7

    Gotta love him being all slimey and then giving a super bad excuse… is it so hard just to tell the truth?

    • ForeVision

      Since we’re talking Activision, which includes their desecrated combined with Blizzard, what do you think about Destiny 2 ending up on the client, T?

      • Tlink7

        I think it is weird. It isn’t a Blizzard game, so why is it on the ”Blizzard” program? (so stupid they renamed, it was a much better name…)
        I don’t really know anything about destiny, aside that its reception was mediocre. What do you think? 😀

        • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

 is a good platform for multiplayer gaming so i think is ok, and also the name of the company is activision-blizzard so it is going to keep in home…. anyway i hate destiny but love starcraft 1

          • Tlink7

   is good indeed. And I guess Destiny is sorta related to Blizzard games, but it isn’t directly by Blizz though, which makes it look a bit weird to me xD
            I haven’t played SC1, but I played SC2 a lot 😀

          • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

            i love SC2 too but I grow up playing the 1st using telephone connection to play, good memories

        • ForeVision

          Personally, I think it will look really weird. I mean we’ve got this Blizzard styled launcher, with all these Blizzard games that cross-promote each-other to hell and back, and then there’s going to be this awkward one time ping-in named Destiny 2, that has nothing to do with the other games, and stands out like a sore thumb that got stung by every stinging insect this planet can offer.

          Only Overwatch has anything in common with Destiny 2, let alone on whether that community even gives a toss, so I think this plan will not have the effect their expecting, at all.

          • Tlink7

            It smells like Activision-Blizzard bosses just sorta forcing Destiny into the Blizz launcher for extra sales. I don’t think a lot of people will be playing/buying Destiny using lol

          • ForeVision

            Exactly, it’s just the Activision side of that amalgamation that wants to retain cash they’d lose by having it on Steam. Blizzard can talk about their goodwill and wanting to save Bungie money by offering this all they want, and even if it was from that part I can’t help but think they’ve overlooked how strange Destiny 2 will stand in the launcher.

            Plus I have 0 interest in the game, yet I’ve got a feeling that it’ll be cross promoted by the other Blizzard games (as in when I want to play some HotS, I’ll have Destiny advertisement shoved down my throat).

          • Tlink7

            I have zero interest in the game as well and I cannot wait to be spammed with stupid ads when I want to boot up HoTS or whatever.

            They could make their own launcher… but it is cheaper just to hijack Blizzard’s. Activision is awful

          • ForeVision

            Whenever I of think publishers that I’d prefer to keep away from my machines, EA, Ubisoft and Activision tend to pop up in my head.

            I mean seriously, what has Activision put out that’s noteworthy? Calling them “Activision-Blizzard” is like hanging a stinking, rotting old piece of meat to Blizzard’s name.

          • Tlink7

            Don’t Activision make CoD? Can’t wait for CoD to appear in the bnet launcher lol

          • ForeVision

            There’s but one thing I can say to that: No thanks.

  • Gabriel Velez

    Clear cut answer? The guy spoke like he took speaking lessons from Trump.

    • ジョシュ

      Totally agree.

    • Reggie

      Cannot unhear.

  • ForeVision

    Is Activision, let alone their gell-to-the-side Blizzard even making anything for the Switch? I mean last we’ve heard Jeff Kaplan basically said Overwatch is not coming, and then we’ve got Activision with Destiny 2. It seems these 2 (or one :P) aren’t going to be bringing out games any time soon (if at all).

  • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

    well he is kinda right at the moment Switch online is pretty bad… random DCing issue on Mario Kart and Nintendo is taking FOREVER to roll out it’s online service. maybe if Nintendo had come out with a decent paid online service day one things would be different.

  • Melatelo

    *pretends to be shocked*

  • Velen (Not WoW)

    Yeah, this is a pretty bad excuse…

  • Michael C

    It runs 30fps on the two main systems(X1/PS4), so it probably would need big sacrifices to run on the switch.
    This is more demanding then those cartoony Games on the switch, Nintendo online infrastructure is nowhere close to x1 or PS4, and again 3rd parties are still not selling well on switch.
    Yes I know a couple of companies announces shipments, and such, but the only big sales are and have been Nintendo games…. switch will miss out on all big intensive games… no red dead 2 either most likely either.
    It’s a Nintendo system for Nintendo games

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      You’re being too narrow-minded, and are very much overestimating the sacrifices necessary.

      Look at Xenoblade Chronicles X, a game that as on hardware that is less powerful than the Switch spec-wise and far less powerful than the PS3/PS4 and XB360/XBONE. They managed to get all that detail into a game on a lesser console. It had all the features of an HD game graphics-wise even though it’s characters were Japanese styled and the quality of the textures weren’t super crisp on some of the character models.

      My overall point being is they could very well do it if they were willing to optimize the game properly so it can run as intended while looking similar if not close to the original. The sacrifices don’t have to be that big.

    • nemo37

      I see “The Truth-ier” (this is his second account, his third account being the new Michael Clanton one he used to post on the Minecraft article) has found something to make asinine comments about. Its funny how he pretends to like PS4, and then goes on Dualshockers to bash that system and Sony.

      “and again 3rd parties are still not selling well on switch”.
      -Bomberman had one of its best launches
      -Lego City Undercover, while not selling well overall, has nevertheless experienced the best sales on Switch so far.

      “switch will miss out on all big intensive games”
      -Zelda BOTW
      -Super Mario Odyssey
      -Xenoblade 2
      -Fire Emblem 2018
      -Fire Emblem Warriors
      -Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
      -Splatoon 2
      -portable Skyrim

      And that is only some of the games coming to the system.

      • Velen (Not WoW)

        Except… Most of those are Nintendo properties dude. Your attempt to counter his point has kinda backfired.

        • nemo37

          Wasn’t his point that “switch will miss out on all big intensive games”. I listed some big games, even though they are developed by Nintendo does not mean they do not count.

      • Tide

        Disgaea 5
        Dragonball Xenoverse 2
        Dragonquest X (MMO)
        Dragonquest XI
        Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
        NBA 2k18
        Payday 2
        PES 2018
        Untitled “Tales of” game
        Untitled “BlazBlue” game

        These are all major 3rd party titles that sell well. Switch is being supported, just not by the ‘mature’ western developers. Games like CoD, BF, GTA, Destiny and such would all fit on the console, but these developers still seem to think little of Nintendo’s console.

        • Dayph

          I think that is the real reason. Western developers (specially from USA) don’t care for Nintendo. They think it’s a childish company, and don’t forgive that enterprises from Japan revived the industry after Atari’s debacle.

    • Tide

      Not really, dropping resolution from 1080p to 900p/720p would help make the game viable on the Switch. Also just because the X1/PS4 are 30fps, it doesn’t mean they are struggling to meet that.

  • Ehhhh……doesn’t bother me at all since the first game sucked. We got Splatoon 2, Payday 2 and a more than likely possibility of COD: WWII coming to the Switch anyway. I just think the developer should be honest and say he doesn’t think their game will sell on Nintendo platforms instead of BS excuses like their game being online-only being the reason

  • Reggie

    Just another poor excuse for “Nah I don’t like Nintendo despite playing their games.”

  • Gamingfan

    Its the wii u all over again and too expensive for a handheld. gg nintendo.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      It’s only 2 months in dude, try coming back and saying that in a year, and if the situation is still the same then, then okay, it really will be the Wii U all over again.

    • nemo37

      Well Nintendo can always drop the price later, when demand at the current price decreases. The system is also selling quite well, so I do not see how it is a Wii U again. If you are talking about third-parties skipping it, that was not really a Wii U exclusive issue, most Nintendo systems past the SNES have had issues with Western third-parties.

    • Oh yeah I forgot Japanese 3rd parties strongly supported the Wii U too…..I had no idear ;P

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        I would not use the word strongly.

    • Bart

      Wii U all over again… So a great system with awesome games then?

    • Every day that passes the chance that the Switch is failing becomes bigger.

  • I am still trying to find at least one person that is excited for this game.

    • hi v3.0

      A lot of people are excited for this game actually

      • Not really after the backlash the first game got. I know that some people start liking the first game after it got patched up and more DLC came to it but there are still a lot of them that are on the fences about Destiny 2 but the ones who are excited for it are the ones who are clamouring over the game’s visuals

        • hi v3.0

          Well I didn’t know that lol

    • Bradley

      I am actually(in a way), I got the full package of the game for less than the base price so that may be why. I had a friend who loved it when it came out but despised it later because he had to pay a lot to get the dlc.
      To be honest if I see they are repeating what they did at the beginning of the first game I won’t even touch it for a year plus.

    • Tide

      The Destiny subreddit currently is going back and forth. Lots are excited and the same amount are disappointed.

      Personally I can’t rationalize paying full price. The game doesn’t look like it’s developed at all. From the sounds of it too it’ll have the same content shortage Destiny 1 had.

  • masterjedi

    I think we’re going to see a lot of this. Most 3rd party developers don’t think rated M games sell well on Nintendo consoles. Its the same stigma Nintendo has been fighting since the Wii. Look at Ubisoft. They say they want to be the leading 3rd party publisher on the Switch, but leading doesn’t mean they’re going to bring every game to the console. They already have Steep, Monopoly, Rayman, Just Dance and that Mario/Rabbid game (rumored) coming to the system. Some would say that’s not true support when they have franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Farcry, and Crackdown releasing soon, but Ubisoft will just say “Can you find another major 3rd party developer that has 5 games coming to the Switch in the first year?”

    • Destiny is not even M-rated I don’t think. I think it’s rated T for Teen

    • And yet, Bayo and XCX happened on the Wii U, and so the Western third parties really had no excuse. They never really care or believe this crap (well, some do I bet). But it’s convenient in a way for them to play into the pathetic, trivial console wars going on and the mentalities that go with them.

      • masterjedi

        I agree. I think the best Nintendo is going to get in terms of 3rd party support for western developers is sports games like FIFA and NBA 2K. I just don’t see the Switch landing games like CoD, Destiny, For Honor or any of those types of games from western developers. I do think Switch will get plenty of support from 3rd party developers in the east and I’m okay with that at this point. Platinum, Capcom and Square Enix may find themselves carrying the load for 3rd parties on the Switch.

        Personally, I would absolutely LOVE to see Bayonetta 3 land on Switch and if Ubisoft somehow found a way not to disappoint, I’d be stoked to have another ZombiU and Prince of Persia from them on Switch.

        • Which also works, because Capcom and Platinum can also do mature titles, so we don’t even need Western ones to fill that gap. A shame for people that will be missing out on that niche of Western support though. (But yeah, I’m also fine with that myself.)

          Those would all be cool!

      • ForeVision

        I enjoy me my Western influences on PC, but your words ring so true they should call these developers to some serious brainstorming on just what the F they’re even doing. That said, we do have Pay Day 2 coming, and that’s a Western developer, isn’t it?

        • masterjedi

          I don’t know, but I have NOT heard good things about Payday 2.

          • ForeVision

            Possibly related to the micro-transactions on PC (no longer a thing), and what I’ve heard of a toxic community (but that’s on PC, the Switch could very well be different). It seems to be a fun game with friends, just like most games that have a multiplayer component. Will it have a presence on Switch at all? I don’t know, but I do know that it is a show of good faith and proves that there are M rated games from Western developers, even if it’s only one game so far.

          • Tide

            Roughly with Payday 2 a company bought out Payday 2 and forced the developers to put in the Microtransactions. After the constant harassment, the developers bought their title back and are trying to fix their image.

        • That’s true~. I feel a bit positive that some others will come, but for some of these devs, they’ll always be shallow and so I don’t expect much.

          • ForeVision

            I’d guess it requires a little more than good sales and numbers for them, rather counter intuitive for a business.

  • CynicalAtheist

    Typical Nintendo Fanboy answer…
    (INSERT GAME HERE) from (INSERT GAME DEVELOPER HERE) sucks anyway, the Switch/WiiU does not need them to become successful, we have Bayonetta, Smash & Cooking Mama.

    • Tlink7

      Your username is far too obvious 😛

    • amak11

      filthy casual. Cooking Mama is hardcore

  • hi v3.0

    If he said something like “we would have to downgrade the graphics a lot” or “the sales might not be good enough” then I’m fine with it. But that online only excuse is pure BS…We can always connect online as long we’re at our home so what’s the difference between playing a PS4/XB1 at your house? At least come up with a logical excuse jeez

  • Snackster1001

    Some excuse, they just don’t want to bother

  • Dayph

    “… because it’s a portable”. It is a console, handheld and “homely”!. It’s time to learn it!

  • raith

    I’m not surprised. Anyways, I’ll be too busy having fun with Splatoon 2 to even remember this not coming out for Switch.

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      that is true buddy

  • Bradley
  • Hidden Flare

    I suppose it makes sense right now seeing I haven’t heard the online isn’t at its best, to be fair Nintendo is working on it and are messing around with that online service they want you to pay for later. Wait for some games that require online like arms/splatoon with their importance with online service or that dragon quest game, the MMO one. Then ask him and see what he can say then.

  • ChaosNocturne

    nobody cares about garbage like this

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    With the way the comments are can’t blame them for not wanting to put it on Switch. That half-joke aside, I think the main reason is the way the devs are looking at the console. It’s safe to assume this comment stems from the idea that “the Switch is a portable console” since Destiny would require a constant stable online connection so the idea of an online only game on the Switch is in their eyes not possible. Some might label it an excuse but can’t blame some devs for saying this when Nintendo’s main selling point of the Switch is it can leave the house. With Destiny that’s impossible.

    • Tide

      The weird part is in the full article the guy said he owns one so he should understand the Switch isn’t just a mobile. Also, if you leave your house you aren’t able to play Destiny on the X1 or PS4 either so i don’t see how that’s a flaw specific to the Switch. If anything it should be a bonus since the Switch can still play while mobile through your phone’s hotspot or an available WiFi.

  • ben

    What they don’t want to admit is Nintendo told them to go f them selves with putting battlenet on the system.

    • FutureFox

      You have little faith in people buying into hype. Many people are quite happy with Destiny 1.5.

      • ben

        Many people.. not all the people I would say the expansions maybe saved the game for 10% of the people who bought the first game.

        So if Destiny sold 10 million I expect Destiny 2 to be in a Watchdogs 2 situation.

        • FutureFox

          Bungie is really aiming at newcomers though so what player losses there were they hope to replenish by being seen as new player friendly.

          Player base will be a made of that 10% you mentioned, the later players who weren’t jaded by the vanilla form of the game and the newbies.

          • Tide

            PC will be the biggest factor. PC gamers are excited to get this title, but a lot have already heard the horror stories of Destiny 1. It’ll be interesting to see the end result.

  • Carly

    Surprise surprise! Half the fun of these 3rd party games not coming to Nintendo consoles is watching the developer come up with their BS, half arsed excuses as to why it can’t. Not that I care about Destiny2, been burned on the first one was enough.

  • Jacob Groves

    Huh?!!!! WTF!!!!! Switch have online. Bungie just pretend about it and hate on Nintendo. Simply they just can’t tell us truth. Lmfao.

  • azoreseuropa

    It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t like online only so I will pass on this one.

  • ben

    Destiny 2 will be treated the same way people treated Watchdogs 2. with zero hype.