Last week, players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were treated to a demo of the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake, which is following in the recent Resident Evil 2 remake's footsteps by skipping Switch. Curiously, a data miner has reportedly discovered a number of references to the Nintendo Switch within the demo's code.
A modder going by the name of FluffyQuack (as spotted by Rely on Horror) has supposedly uncovered some interesting pieces of text. In some places, there are notifications present which relate specifically to the version of the game you're playing. One such example reads, "This game has an autosave feature, please do not turn off your [chosen console]".
That's all well and good, but why is there an option for Switch?
That's not all, because there's even a reference to the Nintendo eShop.
So, let's try to figure this out. One explanation for these odd references could be that Capcom has plans for a Switch version later down the line, or perhaps it had considered a Switch port at one stage and decided against it before revealing the game to the public.
Another theory could be that the game will make it to Switch in the same way that Resident Evil 7 did, via a cloud version. The reasoning behind the code's existence is unknown, but it's hard not to wonder about what might have been.
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