Rocket League might come to Nintendo Switch, and it all depends on the community

By Kin Boon on Mar 29, 2017

Image credit: Instant Gaming
Image credit: Instant Gaming

Who would have thought a game revolving around cars and football can be such a huge success? That’s exactly what happened to Rocket League, as Psyonix’s physics-based vehicular football game has become a worldwide hit with more than six million copies sold and more than 18 million players racing around the pitch every day. These numbers might even increase in the near future as the developers are “evaluating” whether to release Rocket League on Nintendo Switch.

“Just like all the other platforms, we are evaluating it. We're looking to see what the technical requirements are,” said Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham in an interview with IGN. He also said that the decision would be largely reflected in the community’s interest in bringing Rocket League to the hybrid console. “We're looking to see what kind of true community demand there is. We're looking to see how it would benefit the community as a whole. So we're still in that evaluation phase. It's definitely too early to say that it wouldn't happen, but it's also definitely too early to say that it would.”

It also helps to have the Switch being only a month old, which gives Psyonix plenty of time to do their evaluation before making the call. “I think we've shown over time we're a community-based company, and so what we're doing first is seeing what kind of impact that would have and who needs it and who wants the game and we'll go from there,” added Dunham. “Luckily the platform's only been out for a month, so we have plenty of time to look to see how it's doing and what our audience wants.”

The Switch prides itself on being a portable console, and Rocket League will fit well into its games library if Psyonix ended up making the port. So just make sure your voice is heard if you want to play vehicular football on the go.

Source: Nintendo Insider

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