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Red Dead Redemption 2

Timing a big reason for Red Dead 2 not being on Switch

Development for the game predated Nintendo's console.

Due to the Switch's hybrid capabilities, it's always nice to have the big releases launch on Nintendo's platform as well, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is certainly one we would have loved to see on there too. However, when The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aimé about just that, he explained that timing was a big reason for it not being on there, even though he would have "loved to have it" on the console.

"Red Dead has been in development for years, time that predated any communication of Nintendo Switch," he explained. "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."

But what about future possibilities for Red Dead Redemption 2 on Nintendo Switch? Well, he kept it vague, saying: "What happens moving forward? We'll see."

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