Psyonix “Evaluating” Whether to Port ‘Rocket League’ to Nintendo Switch

Since its launch as a free PlayStation 4 (and PC) title in July 2015, Psyonix’s Rocket League has seen much success and growth. By February 2016, it had launched on Xbox One. Now, Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham is mulling over the idea of bringing Rocket League to Nintendo Switch.

In a statement to IGN, Dunham had the following to say:

“Just like all the other platforms, we are evaluating it. We’re looking to see what the technical requirements are. We’re looking to see what kind of true community demand there is. We’re looking to see how it would benefit the community as a whole. So we’re still in that evaluation phase. It’s definitely too early to say that it wouldn’t happen, but it’s also definitely too early to say that it would.

“I think we’ve shown over time we’re a community based company, and so what we’re doing first is seeing what kind of impact that would have and who needs it and who wants the game and we’ll go from there. Luckily the platform’s only been out for a month, so we have plenty of time to look to see how it’s doing and what our audience wants.”

Rocket League has seen much support in the nearly two years it’s been out, including a ton of free updates and paid DLC. The most recent content update is the new Dropshot mode, which debuted last week, preceded by a Hotwheels update in February. Psyonix has also partnered with Zag Toys to create a line of mini pull-back racers in the form of classic Rocket League cars.

“We didn’t expect that we would be doing as much content as we’ve done in the first year and three quarters that we’ve been out. We also originally were looking at about a one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half year major support model before moving onto the next project. It would be silly for us to stick to that same timeline. So now we have an indefinite support window where we’re just going to keep supporting the game as long as people play it.”

What do you think of the idea of Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch? Would having a portable version of Rocket League make a Switch version the definitive version? Let us know by leaving a reply!

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