Milestone's MotoGP 17 hit retail this month on PS4 and Xbox One, but there was no Switch version. While you might assume this is simply business as usual given Nintendo's on-off relationship with many third-party studios, Milestone has actually stated that it's keen to bring the racing series to Switch.
Speaking to Red Bull Games, lead programmer Michele Caletti said that a Switch version of the '18 entry is possible:
MotoGP 17 is on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Was Nintendo Switch ever a consideration for the game? What about for next year?
MotoGP 17 is the last title made with our in-house engine. Future titles might also be available on Switch, thanks to the support of Unreal Engine, so it's something possible from the next year on.
The development kits for Switch have been available during the late development phase of MotoGP, thus all the assets and game modes have been created without Switch in mind. Porting it now would end up with something that would not satisfy us and our users. We prefer to concentrate our efforts on building a great Switch version for the next chapter of the series.
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