Rumor: IOS, Android and Nintendo Switch rumors
In a word, yeah. Although there isn’t much else we know about this future edition of the shooter, developer 1047 Games is working on a Splitgate mobile adaptation. As reported by NME, 1047 Games CEO Ian Proulx remarked during a Twitch Q&A session in August 2021, “We desire to be available on the smartphone, Switch, I mean – everything.”
“We need to focus on the existing platforms we are on and ensure that if we expand to Switch, we do it right and we do it well,” Proulx said. Vise versa as part of an interview published in September 2021.
Proulx also stated that crossplay compatibility may be introduced across all Splitgate versions, including the mobile application, albeit it would be challenging. Splitgate will be available on Nintendo Switch as well, according to 1047 Games. Proulx stated that a Switch version “is absolutely part of the goal” in this regard.
You can tell that the studio is focused on getting as many players on board as possible, with the free-to-play model allowing users to easily try it out. In addition, crossplay across PlayStation, Xbox and PC makes it easy for audiences to enjoy the game with friends. So, bring Splitgate to even more platforms makes perfect sense.
Splitgate can not boast of impressive graphics in any way compared to newer AAA titles, but scaling it down to run efficiently on mobile and Nintendo Switch can be an obstacle if the team wants to maintain the high level of quality introduced in the other versions .
Considering 1047 Games is a smaller studio, a Splitgate mobile port can take quite a long time to develop. The team currently supports the game with frequent updates and content drops, which means the staff remains active and busy working on the existing game.
Given the limitations of a mobile device (compared to PC and consoles), the process would require some creative design changes to let the game run just as efficiently on iOS and Android. We have seen it done before with e.g. Fortnite and PUBG, so in this case it’s only a matter of time before Splitgate can be played on mobile devices.
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