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Rumor: Ubisoft having some trouble bringing Steep to Switch

Posted on June 29, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch

Steep was one of the first games Ubisoft announced for Switch. Yet oddly, we’ve barely heard a peep about it since the original announcement back in January. IGN France claims to have some insight into the situation.

IGN notes that Ubisoft has encountered difficulties having Steep run on Switch. Development continues however, and Nintendo is apparently lending its assistance, including the game’s online features. One of IGN’s sources does caution that it can’t promise a release on Switch.

For its part, Ubisoft says that Steep is still coming to Switch, but has no extra information to provide.


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  • Vigilante_blade

    Seems like a steep challenge.

  • GoldenTriforce

    If its mainly the online then that is less concerning than it being a power or architecture issue. With that said, unless you can confidently promise a release, you should not be announcing one.

    • Bruno_Ostara

      When it comes to third party, i actually rather they promise a release than not announce one hahah at least when they do that it looks better for the machine in general. Better then the ones who dont even try

      • GoldenTriforce

        On one hand that is true, but on the other hand its similar to when a publisher announces a game years before it is releasing and it ends up being canceled *eh em* Scalebound *eh em* Phantom Dust *eh em*. Its good in the short term, yes, but it makes you look untrustworthy in the long term.
        With Switch however, considering the game was already out elsewhere, they should have known that the port would be tough or these online issues would occur, and in turn waited until they were certain they could finish the port to announce it, since it really hasn’t been that long since it was announced.

  • awng781

    I’ve heard about these troubles a few weeks back

  • amak11

    I’m surprised Nintendo stepped in to solve the issue

    • Carlos

      It’s not too surprising since they were working together on Mario + Rabbids.

  • Blanco8x8

    Aww…Does Ubisoft need Nintendo’s help porting their wittle game to the Switch? Yes they do! Oh yes they do!

    • ben

      We are actually hearing a lot of small issues with patching games and steep is a game that needs a lot of updates?

      • R.Z.

        It’s a Ubisoft game, so it’s a given.
        But seriously Nintendo seems to have failed to adapt themselves to current standards by not allowing easy and voluminous patching. Not sure it would have benefited players, but third parties would have one less problem to consider.

        • April Kroll

          The “voluminous patching” isn’t something companies should be proud of.

    • Leonel

      One thing is for sure if Nintendo themselves can’t help with the issue and the game doesn’t end up releasing for switch that should tell us a thing or two

    • Pepperkeet

      so immature yet so funny

  • ben

    So what is the issue with online stuff? I presume that it isn’t the online gameplay more to do with updating systems or content. I presume it is an architecture issue with the security systems but I wonder what can be done?

    • GoldenTriforce

      I think the problem is that Steep requires a constant internet connection.

      • ben

        I see. So they have to make a way to trick the code into thinking it has a connection I guess.. I mean there are probably deep coding issues with that..Making a game designed to always be online run totally offline could cause some bugs.

        • GoldenTriforce

          They might just be rebuilding the game to work offline on the Switch, and be running into bugs with that as well. It also could have started as a mediocre port leading to unforeseen issues,

  • capitalism1023

    C’mon Ubisoft, I really want this game on Switch, especially with the Winter Olympics next year. Pretty cool Nintendo is helping out too.

  • That’s sucks!