After adding early support for the Nintendo Switch to its Unreal Engine with February's 4.15 update, Epic has pushed out fully-featured native support for the console in version 4.16.
To work with Unreal Engine on the Switch, developers must first gain approval from Nintendo. Once this happens, developers will have free access to the engine as well as permission to post on the newly-formed Switch message board on the UE4 Forums, where technical issues and general questions can be posted.
Unreal Engine follows in the footsteps of Unity, which added full Switch support in April of this year.
Good news. Now let's just hope major 3rd parties use it.
The support is unreal.
Sorry not sorry.
Now we just need some major 3rd party game announcements.
@NoxAeturnus It's the (un)real deal!
@arrmixer Of course!
VERY good news!
We're getting there. So far, guys, I'd say we're on a roll.
My hype 4 Unreal on Switch is Epic!
Or is it Epic that my Switch is Unreal.
Maybe it's Unreal that my Switch is Epic.
More like it's Epic that Unreal is 4 Switch.
Incoming 3rd parties explaining why they can't bring their unreal engine games to the Switch! We all know it will happen.
@Spoony_Tech "We consulted our cosmological star charts and determined that because Mars is ascendant and Mercury is in its fifth phase that now is not a good time to release games on a Nintendo platform. Also we're due to meet a tall dark stranger and go on a sea voyage so we really won't have time to make a Switch port."
I was waiting for this. I will start the development of a game for the Swtich in the upcoming months
@SLIGEACH_EIRE They will find some excuse as to why not.
Oh, the excuses will happen. Then when the publishers ask "why are our game sales low?" The devs will start releasing old ports that no one wants on NS
Get ready for full priced re-releases of ME: Andromeda and RE7....in 2018.
Great news! It's still all about the kind of market for specific games. So we'll see which 3rd parties take advantage of it.
This is great, but will it be used?
Let the games begin?
The Nintendo Switch is now completely off to a better start than Wii U.
With easy development tools like Unreal and the Switch selling well, the Switch should be hitting DS level popularity.
"We have a bad translation from a random dude on GAF of an interview with Capcom that says they'll evaluate switch support after releasing USFII": 175+ comments.
"Review of Disgaea 5 Retail on Switch:" 55 comments.
"New 3rd party hardware including very expensive arcade stick for Nintendo console": 55 comments.
"Unreal Engine 4 officially has full native support for Nintendo Switch": 18 comments.
What the heck is wrong with this community?
@Spoony_Tech It will be just like old times why devs cant bring their games to Nintendo. Gotta appreciate the ones who do. Btw my son has plans to get me a playstation 4 with final fantasy 14 so we can play online. I also have interest in a game called No Mans Sky which I would love to try.
I can always tell the positive articles here...tumbleweeds. Either way, bring on the games!!!!
I wonder what that means on a development level, but it sounds like it should be quite easy to port UE4 games to Switch. But does it also include the dual resolution (docked/undocked) by default, or is this soimething left to the individual developers to work out. HD Rumble support might also be an issue if the developers are unimaginative as to how to best implement it (though I believe Nintendo might be able to provide a library of standard HD rumble events that can be utilized if you can't think of anything original).
On a side note: I almost expected somone to bash Unity again, as was the case in an earlier post's comment section, and was prepared to say "Haven't you seen Layers of Fear?" which I believe to look and function (with the constant changes in environment) absolutly amazing... So I couldn't share any negativity in regard to Unity from my own experience. Then again, I haven't played many Unity games yet (Setsuna being another, and it also looks fine for what it wants to do), so...
Oh how I wish this would translate into Borderlands Collection.
Already one game from a 3rd party is confirmed to be using Unreal Engine 4 for the Switch. The next addition to Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei series.
List of games released/in development that use U4: https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Category:Games
A few gems there.
Can older games made in Unreal 4 be ported over? If so, we could get Tekken 7, SF5, FF7 Remake, and more. While they would probably be scaled down in the graphics department, they would still be fantastic to have at home and on the go.
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