Red Dead Redemption 2: Will There Be RDR2 Nintendo Switch Version?

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So Red Dead Redemption 2 has already been released for the PS4 and Xbox One. Last week, we published an article if there will be an RDR2 PC version. This time around, we’re going to discuss if there will be an RDR2 Nintendo Switch version.

So, Will There Be?

According to VGR, at the moment, Rockstar has said nothing about releasing an RDR2 Switch version. As a matter of fact, the company has neither expressed intent nor stated that it’s outside the realm of possibility.

The Problem With A Nintendo Switch Version

Let’s assume that Rockstar will release a Nintendo Switch version of Red Dead Redemption 2. One of the main issues that need to be fixed is the game size.

With the Nintendo Switch, although its features an internal storage of 32GB, only 25.9GB is available for use. If you stick with physical copies of Nintendo Switch titles, that should be enough. But if you plan to buy games digitally or accumulate quite a few DLCs, you will have no choice but to buy a MicroSD card.

Here a few Switch titles:

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom) – 23.6GB
  • NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive) – 23GB
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 13.8GB
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda) – 14.3GB
  • Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) – 12.4GB

However, with RDR2’s case, according to Gamespot, it weighs in at 99GB on PS4. And if you’re going digital, you will need an extra 50GB on top of that. Meanwhile, for the Xbox One, it will require 107GB.

But What about L.A. Noire?

Sure, Rockstar games launched L.A. Noire (Take-Two Interactive) on Switch’s platform in November 2017 which weighs in at 27.4GB. However, take note that this game was originally released in 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Graphics-wise, it’s not near the same level of graphical sophistication of RDR2, so porting it to Switch wasn’t really that hard.

A “Demake” Perhaps?

In any case, if Rockstar will release a Nintendo Switch version for RDR2, perhaps it could receive the same treatment like Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition which was released on September 2018 for the Switch platform. This game is a “demake” of the Final Fantasy VX.

But what do you think? Will Rockstar release the RDR2 on the Switch platform? If yes, what will it look like? Tell us in the comment section below.

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