Assassin’s Creed Origins will not be coming to Nintendo Switch – at least, not yet. Game director Ashraf Ismail recently revealed that Ubisoft has no immediate plans to release one of the most anticipated games of the year to the new console.
The upcoming action-adventure video game, Assassin’s Creed Origins, is set to arrive later this year. In an interview with Gaming Bolt, Ismail confirmed that copies of the follow-up to 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is ready to be shipped on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC.
But, what about Nintendo’s Switch? The game director added, “[t]here are no plans to release it on Switch.” It makes sense that remaking a version for Switch is not Ubisoft’s priority right now. Compared to PS4 and Xbox One, Nintendo’s new gaming console offers an underpowered software. Ubisoft would have to considerably reduce some of the game’s high-scale for it to run on Switch.
This is also the reason why the video game publisher is having a hard time bringing Steep to the new console. IGN France (via Player One) reported that Nintendo had to step in and help develop the game for the console. As of this writing, it is still unclear if the game will ever be released considering that it was absent from the presentations at E3 earlier this year.
Skipping a Switch release will, understandably, upset a few gamers. Last year, Ubisoft announced that they will be taking a year-long break from making more installments of Assassin’s Creed. The only major release from the popular franchise last year was the Michael Fassbender movie (that bombed at the box office).
Assassin’s Creed Origins will bring the Assassins to Ptolemaic Egypt where a man named Bayek, a Medjay, fights to protect his people. It offers an open world filled with deserts, lush oases, and ancient pyramids that players are free to roam at their leisure. Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available for purchase starting Oct. 27.