Nintendo President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aimé has revealed that his company want Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Switch console but is unsure if it will happen.
Since it's release on October 26, Rockstar Games' sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been a mega success, raking in over $700 million. Everyone wants a slice of the pie, including Nintendo.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about the success of the handheld console, Reggie was asked if there is interest in taking the hugely popular game to the Switch. He answered: “Absolutely. We’d love for it to be there.
“But again — and this is where there needs to be an understanding of just the development process — Red Dead has been in development for years, time that predated any communication of Nintendo Switch.”
Reggie added: “So, from the developer’s mentality, they need to move forward and finish the game they’ve been working on and then be in a position to look at other opportunities.
“Any game from a key third-party that’s coming out now, typically that development started well before any conversations about Nintendo Switch. What happens moving forward? We’ll see. But that’s how you wind up with a situation with Red Dead not being available on our platform.”
The Switch has already had some hugely popular games ported over such as L.A. Noire and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim so adding Red Dead to that list isn’t a complete fantasy concept. However, Rockstar Games have yet to release the game on PC and they may focus on that market first.