In a recent Kakuchopurei interview with Borderlands 3 creative director Paul Sage, we had the opportunity of asking him a few questions regarding the latest instalment of the OG looter shooter.

One of the questions asked was: Any chance of a Nintendo Switch release?

Answering the question, Paul began by letting out a chuckle and admitting that he wasn’t the person calling the shots on decisions of that nature.

“I’m not the guy who heads the business, I’m not the guy who writes the code.”

We all laughed along with him but judging by his tone, we knew he was about to continue with something more hopeful.

“What I can tell you as a developer, I would love to see that, maybe someday? I don’t know of any plans for the Switch right now, but I would love for it to be on the Switch.”

That’s all Paul had to say about the possibility of a Switch release for Borderlands 3. Nothing concrete but hey, it could become a reality in the future.

Paul Sage, Borderlands 3 creative director.

Personally, I think a Switch port of any Borderlands game would work pretty well. The series’ cartoony aesthetics could be scaled down without losing its charm and quality.

As for the multiplayer aspect of the games, it’s a no-brainer that it would excel at both couch co-op and online play thanks to the Switch’s docked mode and the Nintendo Switch Online feature.

Unfortunately, there is a major limitation. Using a single Joy-Con won’t be enough to fit the game’s controls. To play couch co-op, every player would need a proper Switch controller of their own.

As of right now, I believe the only game with looter shooter elements playable on the Nintendo Switch is Warframe. Do correct me if I’m wrong on that. Borderlands 3 could potentially fill a void in the Switch market if Gearbox can find a way to pack all of its mayhem into a portable package.

Borderlands 3 releases on 13 September 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you’re still on the fence about buying the game, our preview demo might help you decide.


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