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It took quite some time, but Overwatch finally made it to Switch this week. As is traditional for Digital Foundry, the outlet has examined the port from a technical perspective.

Here are the highlights:

After previously appearing on other platforms, the shooter Overwatch made the jump to Switch today. See how it stacks up to the PlayStation 4 version below.

Alongside the launch of Overwatch on Switch, Halloween Terror 2019 has begun. Players can look forward to new rewards as well as cosmetic unlocks from previous events, including the Legendary Demon Hunter Sombra skin.

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Tomorrow, on October 16, there was going to be a launch event for the Switch version of Overwatch at the Nintendo NY store. Several of the voice actors from the game were going to be in attendance. Today, Nintendo NY announced that the launch event has been cancelled by Blizzard. No reason was given, but it seems likely that it’s due to the recent controversy involving Blizzard and its stance on the current political situation in Hong Kong.

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Game Informer has shared a new round of gameplay showing off Overwatch running on Switch. Get a look at the footage below.

Overwatch finally releases on Switch this month. It’ll be quite a long while after the system came out, but that wasn’t due to a lack of interest in Blizzard’s part.

Director Jeff Kaplan told The Verge that the team has been thinking about a port since the Switch’s initial launch. He told the site:

GameSpot has shared new footage of Overwatch running on Switch in the systems’s various modes. Get a look at the gameplay in the video below.

Vooks recently had the opportunity to speak with Overwatch principal game producer Wes Yanagi about the upcoming Switch version. Yanagi weighed in on the challenges involved, how conversations started with Nintendo about including motion controls, and the timeline of porting the game over.

You can find responses to these topics below. For the full interview, head on over to Vooks.

Following this week’s announcement of Overwatch for Switch, Eurogamer spoke with a couple of developers behind the game. Specifically, principal game producer Wes Yanagi and lead game producer Matthew Hawley participated in the chat. They commented on variety of topics, including implementing motion controls, maintaining feature parity on Switch, and whether cross-progression could happen in the future.

You can find these highlights from the interview below. For the full piece, head on over to Eurogamer.

With some games on Switch, you have to go through hoops with voice chat. Nintendo’s games, for example, make use of the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about anything similar for Overwatch.

Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch supports native voice chat on Switch. You simply plug in a headset, and then Blizzard’s servers do all the work.

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