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Virtuos has helped bring a number of games both past and present to Switch over the past few years. The company’s efforts include Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Dark Souls: Remastered, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and The Outer Worlds. With new consoles arriving later in 2020, Virtuos’ porting efforts will expand.

Speaking with Maxi-Geek, the studio’s Elijah Freeman said that Virtuos is in a position to bring Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 games to Switch. He told the site:

You may recall that, not too long ago, Virtuos vice president of games Elijah Freeman said the company was working on “bespoke Switch titles for some of the most beloved IPs in the industry.” In an interview with GamesIndustry, Freeman clarified what was actually meant by this.

Speaking with the site, he said:

Virtuos has been involved with many different projects. Aside from porting titles like L.A. Noire, the company has also been involved with helping others make games from the system – like Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

Virtuos isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in the future, and there seems to be more in store for the future. In an interview with Nintendo Life, VP of games division Elijah Freeman teased:

Since the Switch’s launch two years ago, a few companies have become associated with porting games to the system. One such example is Virtuos. Virtuos has helped bring over L.A. Noire, Dark Souls Remastered, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and more.

Speaking with EDGE last month, Virtuos Shanghai general manager Elijah Freeman said that the studio’s games have done “exceptionally well” – not only critically, but also commercially. Freeman added that the success has led to more opportunities, and believes things will pick up even more after Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster launch on Switch.