'Overwatch' on Nintendo Switch? Blizzard is "open-minded" about a possible release

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

If you're one of the lucky few who happened to snag a Nintendo Switch, please take a moment to look up from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — because Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan just commented on the possibility of porting over Blizzard's hit multiplayer shooter. It doesn't sound like it's happening any time soon, but it's a possibility.

"Getting [Overwatch] on the Switch is very challenging for us," Kaplan said in a Reddit "ask me anything" thread. "But we're always open-minded about exploring possible platforms."

It's not definitive by any means, but it's certainly worth noting that he didn't shoot the possibility down outright like other game developers — Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment comes to mind — have done when faced with the same question. Still, don't hold your breath.

If you're a diehard Overwatch fan, be sure to check out the full Reddit thread, where Kaplan talks about everything from his embarrassment at those Dinoflask YouTube videos to his /r/Overwatch browsing habits.

Or, just resume playing Breath of the Wild.

More Overwatch news and updates

For more on Overwatch, check out the rest of what Mic has to offer. Here is a list of our predictions for what seasonal events might appear in 2017, a look at a very funny but naughty meme on the Overwatch subreddit, an interview with the creator of an awesome new Overwatch zine, a full explanation of the different types of health in Overwatch, our definitive ranking of every Overwatch hero, a roundup of awesome gender-bent Overwatch cosplay and a giant Overwatch FAQ for beginners.

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Tim Mulkerin

Tim Mulkerin writes about video games for Mic. You can reach him at tim@mic.com.

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