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Rumor Game Dev Platform More Rockstar Games Titles Could Be Coming to the Nintendo Switch

IbizaPocholo

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Leaker SamusHunter2 shared some interesting information on Twitter Friday morning. The leaker claimed to have heard from one of their sources that Nintendo was working with Rockstar to port its RAGE game engine to Nintendo Switch. While it's not a confirmation of any specific games being ported to the platform, enabling the RAGE engine on Switch would allow Rockstar to bring over multiple different games to the platform.

Just as examples, SamusHunter2 listed Rockstar's RAGE engine games. They include both Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5, both Red Dead Redemption games, racing game Midnight Club, as well as the classic Max Payne 3. Theoretically, if Rockstar was able to get RAGE running on Nintendo Switch, all of these games could potentially be ported to the platform. Of course, Rockstar would certainly be very selective of what it invested development time into.

One thing to keep in mind is that just because the Switch runs an engine doesn't mean it can run a game. Both Grand Theft Auto 5, as well as Grand Theft Auto Online, and Red Dead Redemption 2 could demand more hardware performance than the Nintendo Switch is able to put out. That would limit the Switch to older games. That doesn't make the possibility of the original Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto 4 on Switch any less exciting, though.

Another possibility is that support for the RAGE engine on Switch, as well as follow-up game development, would be just enough time for Nintendo to release its oft-rumored Nintendo Switch 2. A more powerful Nintendo Switch capable of running Grand Theft Auto 5, and maybe even Grand Theft Auto Online, would be a very lucrative effort.

 

Zannegan

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I'd pick up Bully. Never played it. Everything on that list though... eh. Rockstar just isn't my favorite dev. Fortunately for both companies, there are plenty of people who think otherwise.
 

Max Payne’s Baretta

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Gonna be honest and say I don’t think RAGE o n switch will be feasible. Largely due to CPU limitations.
Nothing can get around CPU limits software bound by this doesn’t scale well at all downwards.
 

Shao Kahn

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Switch is on it's way to being obselete really soon. I dont think a big western publisher going to put that much effort at this point.

Maybe for Switch 2
 
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Scotty W

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Is the Xbox 360 more powerful than a Switch? Honest question.

From the standpoint of technological ignorance, if the Switch can do a good job of Doom Eternal (it can) then it can do GTA V.
 

amigastar

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I would love a GTA Chinatown Wars like GTA from top view for the switch.
 

Kilau

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I feel like Rockstar won’t bother with GTAV or RDR2 unless they can get the online part working. GTA online is only supported from PS4/Xbone engine and up so the fact that it was on 360 and PS3 doesn’t really matter.

Anything else being ported should find it’s way though.
 

Woopah

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If true this should have happened years ago. 2018/2019 was the time for late ports not now.