Many were surprised at E3 when Dragon Quest XI for the PlayStation 4 was shown at the event but the missing in action Nintendo Switch version of the game wasn’t even mentioned. Polygon caught up with Dragon Quest XI director Takeshi Uchikawa and producers Hokuto Okamoto and Hikari Kubota during E3 to ask them about what’s happening with the Nintendo Switch version of the game, which hasn’t even been shown. Here’s what they told the site:
“We’re making it,” said Okamoto. “We’re still making it. I can’t say anything more.”
When we first announced [Dragon Quest 11], the Switch hadn’t come out yet, and the development kit also wasn’t finalized,” he said. “The hardware specs weren’t out yet, but we were like, ‘We can manage this. We can put this out on the Switch.’”
There’s no telling when Okamoto and crew will be done “taking care of all those many things” that need adjustments before the Switch version launches. In fact, Okamoto, through a translator, kindly asked me to stop asking about when Dragon Quest 11 would come to Switch as I continued to press for answers.