The Switch has received a number of very welcome ports from external publishers since the console's release, but often after a rather timely delay. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is coming to Switch later this month but was originally released on other consoles back in October of last year, and the very recently released Fortnite has only arrived almost a year since the game first hit other systems.
According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé, though, this is about to change. Speaking with The Verge, Fils-Aimé has explained that while these delays have been common during the Switch's early days, Nintendo believes this will change as the platform gets older. Now that developers have had more time with the console, we should expect to see smaller time gaps.
“We’re talking today about a platform that is 16 months old. The development cycle today is multiple years. So I would argue that beginning at the end of this year, or next year, that gap will have closed. Because key developers have had the development systems, they’ll have been working to create content for our platform from the beginning. That’s what is going to close that time gap.”
As hinted at by Reggie himself, the games we're seeing released at present will have been in development long before Switch units were in the hands of those developers; within the next year or two, we should start to see some fresh titles that have finally been designed with the Switch in mind.
Time will tell, of course, but the Switch's future still looks very bright indeed. Do you expect to see more major titles from third-party studios come to Switch in the next few years? Let us know with a comment down below.