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?
Article source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/01/03/epic-says-the-nintendo-switch-has-many-unreal-engine-based-games-in-development/