Hollywood Reporter has been given the opportunity to chat with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss a variety of topics. One question posed to Reggie was why Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t present on the Nintendo Switch. Reggie says it was down to the fact that development started on the game many years ago.
That being said, when a game like Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out, is that something you’re interested in having on the Switch?
Absolutely. We’d love for it to be there. But again — and this is where there needs to be an understanding of just the development process — Red Dead has been in development for years, time that predated any communication of Nintendo Switch. So, from the developer’s mentality, they need to move forward and finish the game they’ve been working on and then be in a position to look at other opportunities. Any game from a key third-party that’s coming out now, typically that development started well before any conversations about Nintendo Switch. What happens moving forward? We’ll see. But that’s how you wind up with a situation with Red Dead not being available on our platform.