Blizzard Says Overwatch on Switch Is ‘Feasible,’ Starcraft 2 Less Likely

“Anything is within the realm of possibility.”

Blizzard has said that porting Overwatch to the Nintendo Switch would be “feasible,” but Starcraft 2, on the other hand, would be a much more difficult challenge.

Following the confirmation that Diablo III would be headed to the Switch this fall, Blizzard Senior Producer Pete Stillwell spoke to GameSpot about the potential of also bringing Overwatch to Nintendo’s latest console.

“Anything is within the realm of possibility,” Stillwell said. “Our team was given the task to work on this. If [Overwatch developer] Team 4 picks up that endeavour, that’s on them. As of right now Diablo is our only focus on Switch.”

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Pete was then asked if he believes that Overwatch “could run on Switch,” in which he responded, “Yes, it is feasible.”

Starcraft 2’s chances of appearing on the Switch were also discussed, as Starcraft 64 did bring the franchise to the Nintendo 64 back in 2000.

“The N64 version of StarCraft was cool but you had to change the game quite a bit to make it work properly on console,” Pete explained. “StarCraft 2 is next level requirements from how much dexterity you need with a mouse and keyboard, so I think that would have been a very difficult port. It would have [to] change the core gameplay.”

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These comments should give hope to Overwatch fans around the world who would love to take Blizzard’s hero shooter, along with the latest hero, Wrecking Ball, with them wherever they go.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN and would love to throw out some Orbs of Destruction, Harmony, and Discord as Zenyatta wherever he may be. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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