Appearance of 'Overwatch' on Nintendo Switch still unlikely at the moment

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Owners of Nintendo's flagship console will likely not see one of today's hottest games on the platform, at least for now.

Blizzard Entertainment's Jeff Kaplan said in an interview with Express Online that they will have to look into the performance of the video game "Overwatch" before taking any serious steps of creating a version for the Nintendo Switch. "I think the problem is, we've really targeted our min spec in a way that we would have to revisit performance and how to get on that platform," said Kaplan, who is also the director of the team-based, multiplayer first-person shooter video game.

"And also, it's already challenging right now maintaining three platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we've finally been able to achieve," he added.

The game, which launched last May, is on board on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.

Despite these challenges, Kaplan still didn't close the door completely on the Switch, noting that they are still open to studying other potential platforms for the game. "Just because we're not on a platform right now, it doesn't mean we won't reconsider it in the future, so we stay aware of all these things," he clarified.

Last week, Blizzard released the latest installment of their digital comic shorts titled "Uprising!" which features the events that took place seven years before the setting of the video game. The comic focuses on the "conflict between omnics and humans" and kicks off during the "eve of a historic peace accord," according to a post on the game's official website.

Action will happen on Kings' Row where Null Sector, an extremist robot group, plans to take over the area and leaves Strike Commander Jack Morrison in a dilemma after being ordered by the British Government not have Overwatch get involved in the mess.

In addition, more story-related updates are lined up in the coming months, according to writer Michael Chu, who confirmed last month that his team is "very busy" in coming up with more content.