Ed Boon talks Injustice 2 and the possibility of a Nintendo Switch version
As more and more AAA console games are getting Nintendo Switch ports, fans of the fighting game sequel Injustice 2 have naturally begun to wonder if the same might happen for NetherRealm’s latest. NetherRealm head Ed Boon recently spoke on the matter directly, saying that it’s possible, but that nothing could be confirmed at this time.
Speaking to GameSpot during the recent Brazil Game Show, Boon said that, while it might require a little work, getting Injustice 2 to run on the Nintendo Switch likely wouldn’t be an issue:
"Yeah, I think at the end of the day you can make almost any game... there are inevitable compromises, but you know, you can make some version of Injustice on the Atari 2600. It's not going to be great, but I bet you can make something."
If, hypothetically, NetherRealm were to pursue a Switch port of Injustice 2, Boon said the studio might enlist the help of a third-party studio, one which ideally had experience working with the Switch architecture:
"It is a pretty different hardware architecture; it's not like you can go from a PlayStation 4 to a Switch really easily. So I think we would need to set up something in terms of an external team. I know on the art team, we have enough people to do three console SKUs, and that would be something we'd need to work out.”
This isn’t the first time the possibility of a Switch version for Injustice 2 has come up. Earlier this year, Boon conducted a Twitter poll in which he asked fans what they’d rather see, a PlayStation Vita version of Injustice 2 or a Nintendo Switch version. The Switch version won out by a large margin.