Fornite has been heavily rumored over the past week. The game was first included in a lineup of leaked titles that will supposedly be on display at E3. Shortly after, a classification for the Switch version popped up in South Korea.
online only games are a hard sell for a device that spends a good chunk of its time in handheld mode (for some). But I guess if you are ok with playing it on your TV like the other boxes or at least at a location with good wifi, then this should make for some good times. Voice chat is an issue though, so I have to imagine it'll be lots of solo games :P
Agreed. Their horrible implementation of voice chat on Switch is a deal breaker for team based games.
I'd say it's an inconvenience rather than a deal breaker, at least if we're talking solely about tactical ability, and the way players can work together, simply through observation of a battle situation, knowing their role, and playing well by complimenting the plays they see their teammates pulling off. Splatoon has proven that team play can happen even without voice chat. And let's face it; the majority of "team" games recently have seen most of their match participents using chat for trash-talking, not for coordination. That's even a thing in Splatoon, for the minority that actually use the chat app. It's sad but unavoidable. I wouldn't call that an essential unless we're talking solely about professional gamers, which are such a minority of the usual participants that it's really not a deal-breaker at all. Having said that, I do wish that Nintendo WOULD get with the times regarding voice chat. As toxic and retarded as game chat and many of its users can be, some gamers get online with games like that precisely because they like that toxicity, and Nintendo, as a business, isn't doing themselves any favors by trying to control that toxicity to the point that it drives away sales. If it gets them sales, let the morons be morons and the trash-talking children be trash-talking children. Trying to police them by making voice chat more complicated than it needs to be, only hurts Nintendo in the end.
It's just a waste of time buying into any online gaming on the switch now when it has horrible mic situation and Nintendo will be charging money for a rubbish service. Some fantastics will justify paying for Nintendo online service because of the price but Nintendo aren't offering much at all or even a quarter of what you can do on xbl or psn
I've played over 250 Fortnite games and never one time used voice chat. Do just fine, even in random squads.
@Takwin Well statistically speaking you're in the minority. And by all means post your gamertag or PM it to me and i will check your stats.
Splatoon 2? I mean, yes, it has a single player story mode (and soon the Octo Expansion), but I think it's safe to say that pretty much everyone bought it mainly for the online multiplayer aspect, like Call of Duty games. :P
I don't even play online much, but Splatoon 2 is great. I pretty much play Uncharted 4, Fortnite, and Splatoon online and that's it--I don't use voice chat in any of them. For those who want to voice chat while playing Fortnite on Switch, I can understand the potential for frustration. For me, it's a nonissue. I imagine that if people wanted to play Fortnite that badly with seamless voice chat, they likely already are.
@DarXyde How about get some friends, my god.
oh definitely, not saying it can't be done, but Splatoon is a fantastic game. I just mean it's a harder sell since you can't exactly take the game with you like the majority of other Switch games. Splatoon falls into that same trap, but obviously people don't seem to mind that fact considering how well it has sold. Besides, for those who really want to play it, they will do it while docked, like most Splatoon players. But at least with Splatoon you can technically take it with you if you want to do the single player stuff.
Fortnite is free so nothing to sell and Splatoon 2 has sold over 6million and it's mainly an online multiplayer game.
Why can't they just have normal voice chat with a headset? Fix your $hit, Nintendo.
This could seriously be big for Switch if they promote this right.
The Switch is gonna be my go-to Fortnite device if this is true.
Fortnite is extremely huge right now and the mobile version is pretty much Fortnite lite with spotty like touch controls. Switch could seriously have the advantage with a full fledged Fortnite on the go. Especially for young adults and teens who play this religiously.
Whats your go to Fortnite device right now?
@Offroad Mostly PC. I tried on phone but the control sucks. Being able to play the game while on bed with a proper controller is awesome.
Interested to see how it will look and run.
Don't expect 60fps and a good draw distance... Plus Nintendo's shoddy network and dumb voice chat... Yay?
has nothing to do with nintendos network when it runs off of epics servers
@GameBoyColor You're totally right. You do not send information from the nintendo network to the epic servers. You send information from the switch epic servers to the epic servers. SMDH.....People can not seriously think this. You have to go through the Nintendo network in order to access the epic servers...
The vast majority of all Nintendo first party titles run at 60fps on Switch, and do a decent chunk of third party titles like FastRMX. So unlikely or not, it's a silly thing to assume.
Good luck on that 60 fps thing on fortnite. This isn't a first party title, and it certainly isn't fastrmx. It's a very large open world game with 100 players. The switch would be lucky to run this at 30..
I don't expect 60fps. I expect to play the game on the go with full console features and controls. Try harder to downplay, your bias is showing.
Well how are you going to play on the go? You'll need wifi
Well at least give the gal/guy a bit of credit. As most of the time that you'll see them, you can an almost be guaran-effing-teed that they'll be trying pretty damn hard. Maybe a gold star for the consistency or tip of the hat for their continual bias and downplay? Jinger2h ago Well how are you going to play on the go? You'll need wifi Well they might be able to use their phone as a hotspot like a lot of people do. They don't always have to rely on Starbucks or McDonald's for Wi-Fi. It really isn't that hard to imagine though
Jinger Almost any fast food place has Wifi for public use. My work has Wifi. My truck has Wifi. Hell I can even make my phone give off a wifi signal good enough for online play. You are aware that it is 2018 right?
Jinger You live in Uganda?
Okay I am starting to believe that leaked Nintendo E3 because 2 things from the list have been proven New Pokémon game Fortnite on switch That means the thing I am excited for most likely will happen too fallout 3 remastered On topic Fortnite oh switch makes sense because epic has released it on mobile so it only makes sense in trying to attract new fans. Something PUBG got really wrong with making their game timed exclusive I fully expect PUBG to become desperate now and try to release it on all platforms
I'm super excited about the Fallout 3: 10th Anniversary Edition too :3
Me: I wish Nintendo luck with the implementation of this game. Inner distant voice : They are going to screw this somehow.
But Epic makes this game...
You say "they" are going to screw this up, as in Nintendo. But ultimately the result lies in the hands of the games developer, and how much work they're willing to put in.
But the developer can only put so much into as allowed. You think having your phone tethered as a hotspot will be epics fault for lag or connection issues for on the go? All the while trying to do voice chat. Well of course not. It's Nintendos fault for putting out such shotty hardware.
@Gaming_1st - well then go somewhere that has public wifi. Or you know, play it at home, like Xbox and PS4 users have to do. Let's blame Nintendo because they gave you multiple ways to play a game.
Welcome to 2017, switch. Im sure its going to be a port of the mobile versions. Theres no way it can run the console version unless they lower res to 600 p docked and 520p handheld.
How about you shut the hell up and wait until it's revealed with its hardware specifications, or is it hard for you?
Very excited. Big drought at the moment for my switch but with two F2P games coming in Paladins and Fortnite which I love + any other announcements I'll have enough to play. Hopefully it's not too downgraded compared to PS4/Xbox
And that now makes five platforms that I won't be playing this on.
This is the perfect game for the switch but mainly i think it will be enticing to switch only customers. Lets be honest, if you love this game and have a ps4 or xb1... youre already playing this game, already used to the way it runs on stronger hardware, and already have an established friend list to play with... those millions upon millions arent going to give that all up to play fortnite on the go. Just wouldnt make sense. The switch needs to really work on getting third partys much faster. It only hurts nintendo when they dont get 3rd partys day and date as the rest of the world. Had they got this at launch MANY people might have gotten this version 1st but since it was ps4 xb1 or pc thats where those nintendo fans went
I have a PS4 and I waited for the Switch version.
Youre likely in the minority. But its prob better you did wait as the switch version will most likely be inferior to the others. Cant miss what you never had.
All these consoles are inferior to my PC, and yet I buy games for them. I value different things I'm different games. Switch is unique in that I can pick up the console and take it on the go. As someone who works and barely has time to game, the Switch suits my needs perfectly.
Well thats a good start for Nintendo, but they need incentives for it to pan out.
Wondering why its still not out on switch. Perfect game for the audience
This is a good game for switch to get. Not my type of game but some owners might want it before its popularity dwindles
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