Is Splitgate available on Nintendo Switch? Splitgate has surpassed even its own developers by the immense popularity of the game. That popularity has led to repeated delays to the official launch of the game, while the developers try to address the server issues that have been caused by the sheer number of people trying to play.
Despite these challenges, 1047 Games have successfully managed to make the game available as an Open Beta on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. But what about the Nintendo Switch? Can't it be allowed to have lunch with the cool kids? Or is it being forced to sit in a corner next to the Atari Jaguar, while the Xbox and PlayStation point and laugh?
Is Splitgate Available on Switch?
At the time of writing, Splitgate is not available on Switch. Lunch with the Atari Jaguar it is then. It's most likely that this is because the architecture of the Xbox and PlayStation are not too dissimilar to a PC, making it much easier to make the game available across all three formats.
The Nintendo Switch meanwhile, doesn't dance to the same tune, and as a result, it makes it more complicated to develop a game version for the Switch. So for the time being, Switch players will not have access to Splitgate. But that may not be the end of the story.
In a recent Twitch Q&A session (via Gamespot) the developers at 1047 Games confirmed that:
Part of the vision is we want to be available on everything. We want to be available on mobile, Switch--I mean, everything
While this sounds exciting, they also confirmed that they haven't started working on it. Which, given the need to focus on making the servers work effectively, seems fair enough. And it may be that we can't expect any more updates on this soon.
But in other good news for fans of the game, CEO of 1047 Games Ian Proulx, made a major announcement on Twitter. The company recently secured an additional $100 million in funding, which gives them lots of additional ammunition for hiring more developers, and to "come to more platforms". Exciting times are ahead for the company. And Switch users may eventually get their hands on Splitgate.