The Nintendo Switch is getting lots of good ports in the future including DOOM and Wolfenstein 2. Well now another AAA game could be ported too.
I own it on PS3, so while the prospect of restarting my Bad-ass Ranks all over again is a little daunting, I'd double dip again just to have it on Switch. I mostly play it docked but I've been getting out a bit more lately, so having BL2 around to play when out and about would be an incredible thing.
Yes. Litteraly any last gen game could easily be ported to the Switch as it's more powerful than last gen even in handheld mode. The question is what current generation games can come to the Switch.
Well if Doom and Wolfenstein 2 can then I don't see which ones can't come to the Switch. Maybe something like The Witcher 3 or FF15 (since from recent interviews they really want to port it over but they are having trouble) but it's going to come down to the engine used and developer/publisher willingness to put in the work and money.
Portable DOOM and Wolfenstein is kinda crazy when you think about it, even if they get a sizeable downgrade.
@Perjoss Eh, not really. They're pretty easy games to run already. Doom runs at 1080p and 60fps on the stock PS4...so the Switch, although weaker, shouldn't have an issue (especially since it's apparently running at 30fps). Wolfenstein CAN be demanding if you crank the settings...but it can be a breeze when stuff is low enough. So yeah, these games shouldn't have an issue on the Switch and they're not surprising.
Not necessarily but it being on Unreal Engine 3 certainly helps. Since Switch can run Unreal Engine 4 too with ease, does that mean that with some downgrading Switch could run games like Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2 or Sea of Thieves, all games that run on the same Unreal Engine 4 multiplatform based engine?
The Switch could easily run any ps3 or 360 game that's what I was saying. This is a no brainer what with it being significantly better than those 2 consoles...
Most current gen games are built with engines that are scaleable. The only problem is that devs are hesitant to bother making the adjustments if the game doesnt make them money.. I cant blame them either because games arent cheap to make plus they know they can use that time to make money on other systems.. The switch is a powerful/efficient handheld. The wii u was more marginally more powerful than PS3/360 and the switch is marginally more powerful than wii u. Good thing is nothing needs to be processed to a tablet screen and tv simultaneously so games dont need too much customizing. If the vita ran borderlands, the switch can easy.
Um Wolfenstein and Doom. You can port current gen to Switch.
It wouldn't be hard to port any 7th gen title over
If it is they better use the ps3 version not the vita. Won't lie the vita version was awesome, but God so many performance issued.
It wasn't worth playing on Vita IMO because of the performance. I don't think I needed a portable BL that bad -.-. I think the only good FPS for Vita was Killzone.
Killzone on vita was so good. They touted console like gaming on the go so much and then released a lot of crap that overshadowed KZ. A shame too because the vita was a nice system.. I still get games for it here and there but the switch smokes it.
Why would they port the Vita version?
It already got a Vita port, of course a Switch could run it.
I have BL2 on PS3, Vita, PS4, 360, Xbox One, and PC. Love the game but doubt I would buy for a 7th time. Would rather have BL3.
It could easily run on the Switch, but why would I want it to? It's a great game, but it's old. I'd rather Gearbox consider bringing BL3 to the Switch. Either way, this guy isn't getting 1 million retweets for that lol.
I think the Switch is better left off getting old ports and new IPs/indie games. BL3 should stay a 8th generation game, Switch is 7.5th gen hardware, and undocked 7th, plus you're really adding some dev time by putting it on the switch , being weaker and having a vastly different architecture. If BL3 is going to be on the Switch, it should be much later on, when they're done with the big boys.
No need most folks have played it already.
Maybe, it's pretty old at this point, so I don't see why not. With a few cuts to the visuals, it should be able to.
Cuts to the visuals? This isn't the Vita. Switch is, overall, more capable than PS3 and Xbox 360.
It's sneaky trolling. Switch has 4GB of RAM and DX11 equivalent GPU. Ps3 and 360 0.5gb ram and DX 9 equivalent GPU. Switch stomps them even in handheld mode
No cuts necessary, my Nvidia Shield Tablet (the predecessor to the Switch) can easily play Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel. https://youtu.be/Hc6dBS35fT... Check out the link. If the NVIDIA Shield Tablet stomps all over my Vita, Switch should easily work.
Yes it was literally on the Vita without content bring sacrificed
Probably a version in the middle of the handsome collection and last gen. Better res at 30fps.
Well if it was on Vita then yeah. If Doom can then this wouldn't be much of an issue.
I still like the first game best
Of course it can, its an Unreal Engine 3 game, Switch can even run Unreal Engine 4 games. The question is will it be ported to Switch?
Regarding that; The guy behind all the Borderlands games, recently made a statement regarding a particular post on Twitter. He said if it got 1M retweets, he'd bring Borderlands 2 to the Switch. Sounds like a sarcastic remark to me, but eh, if you've got a Twitter and 20 seconds to spare, can't hurt.
If wolfenstein, doom, and skyrim can be ported, im sure this can too.. It would need special treatment though since the switch is essentially a handheld. I personally dont want it for switch but it wouldnt hurt since 3 is coming to PS4.
I think the question is whether Gearbox can do it and furthermore would they?
Watch it him a mil and suddenly, we want 2 mil now! At this point screw BL2, bring BL3 to switch. But even BL2 would be awesome on switch. And if some chance BL3 does come to switch, don't wanna see it where it's a 6 month gap between PS4 X1 date ether.
Never played this game before. Wouldn't mind playing it on the go.
They had Borderlands 2 for Vita... Yes they could run it on switch
Great game - port it! Hopefully we'll see BL3 at next E3.
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