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Epic says the Nintendo Switch has many Unreal Engine-based games in development

by Joey Davidson | January 3, 2017January 3, 2017 3:30 pm PDT


Nintendo has always had a problem garnering third-party developer support. The Nintendo Switch, if the slide above is any indication, could finally solve that issue.

One of the most popular development engines for games publishing through third-parties on modern consoles? Unreal. Epic’s engine is supported by the Nintendo Switch, and that’s huge news. Consider the door wide open for third-party game makers.

Epic Games Japan Territory Manager Takayuki Kawasaki spoke with Social VR Info, a Japanese site. As covered by Nintendo Everything, Kawasaki indicated that there are many Unreal Engine-based games in development for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo needs the third-party love

Nintendo can’t make the Switch a success with only first-party software. They need more games to fill the gaps between their banner releases, and the console boasting Unreal Engine support goes a long way towards making that possible.

Hopefully the games in development are good ones. That always helps, right?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...