By Alex Irish / October 18th, 2018
It appears that a Nintendo Switch port of Xenoblade Chronicles X from Wii U is not currently happening. Despite the previously-hinted wishes of studio Monolith Soft to see it happen, executive director Tetsuya Takahashi explained in a USGamer interview that the scale of the project, and raw money restrictions, have kept it from going into production.
“The future at present is unclear,” Takahashi explained. “Personally speaking, I’d love to play the game on the Switch, but it would be really difficult to make it. Money. It’s a massive game. Re-creating it would be really difficult.”
Nintendo Switch already has Xenoblade representation in the top-selling Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as its Torna – The Golden Country DLC. The console is also is home to numerous ports of Wii U games, a good number of them from Nintendo itself. With Monolith Soft hiring for a mysterious new RPG project, it could be that a Switch port of Xenoblade Chronicles X is not in the cards after all. Time will tell if such an ambitious project becomes a reality.
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