You may have seen that Codemasters announced Dirt 4 yesterday to applause from racing fans around the globe. The respected rally driving simulator is only confirmed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC at the moment, however that doesn’t mean it can’t come to the Nintendo Switch in the future. Here’s what Senior Games Designer, Darren Hayward had to say:
“Personally, I’ve got my Switch pre-ordered and I’m getting it day one. Obviously at launch [DiRT 4] is not coming to Switch. We’d already picked our platforms. We’ve nothing to announce right now, but, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
“There are signs of more traditional games coming out for Switch with full controller support like Skyrim, but would Dirt Rally or Dirt 4 work on a split Switch controller? I think we’d have to do quite a lot in terms of extra tweaks.”
“When you take it away and you’ve got it in tablet mode with the Joy-Cons it’s great, but those split controllers, that’s custom game design right there specifically for that platform.
“There are not many inputs, so you’d have to have super simplified controls and because of that, it may not be the ideal scenario for DiRT 4.
“That said, I could definitely see Nintendo Switch having some compelling racing experiences.”