Developers only need to submit one version of a game on Switch for the entire world
The region-free nature of Switch not only has benefits for gamers, but developers as well. SteamWorld Dig 2 maker Image & Form revealed in a Reddit AMA yesterday that the team is only required “to submit one version of the game for the entire world”. That appears to be a major improvement from Wii U and 3DS, which requires extensive work to cover various regions.
Image & Form community manager Julius Guldbog wrote:
“Now that Nintendo has embraced region-free publishing we save lots of time since we only need to submit one version of the game for the entire world (instead of multiple versions to cover all regions). It saves us months of paperwork!”
Switch truly is region free in every way possible. Cartridges can be played on the system no matter the country they originated from. On top of that, system owners can access the eShop for any region so long as they’ve made a Nintendo Account that corresponds to it.