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This is the reason why Dragon Quest XI will take a long time to reach Switch

The RPG will hit PS4 and PC by the end of 2018

Square Enix announced last week that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Ege will arrive in the West later this year on PlayStation 4 and PC. The game will also reach Nintendo Switch, however, it does not have a release date, so the company explained what is happening with this version.

In the framework of PAX East, GameSpot had the opportunity to interview Hokuto Okamoto, producer of the series, who explained that the version for Nintendo Switch will take time to be developed, and the studio is working to adapt the game engine to the console hybrid

"It is true that the version for Nintendo Switch is in development at this time," said Okamoto. "This game was developed in Unreal Engine, but the version of this engine needs to be updated for, I suppose, to have support in Switch, in that sense, the development is expected to take much more time, there is still a lot to do".

Okamoto explained that, initially, Square Enix wanted to launch the game simultaneously in consoles, but seeing these obstacles, he preferred to go ahead with the game for PS4 and give the necessary time to the Switch version. Before all this, he made it clear that Dragon Quest XI for Switch will definitely reach the West.

"Of course, we considered the possibility of launching the PS4 and Switch version at the same time, but at this time the outlook for the Switch version is still not very clear at this time," he continued. "The Japanese team wanted to launch Dragon Quest XI and take it to foreign fans as soon as possible, so this is the reason why they proceeded with the PS4 and Steam version this time."

While PlayStation and PC users are happy with the Dragon Quest news, the Nintendo community in the West continues to have doubts. The version for Switch will take some time to arrive, while the game for 3DS was discarded for our territory, although it did debut in Japan. It seems that this is a commercial strategy since Square Enix prefers to invest resources in games for Switch due to its growing popularity

For now, the only certain thing is that Dragon Quest XI will debut on September 4 on PlayStation 4 and PC. In addition to including voices in English, the game will have some changes in the user interface, as well as a first-person camera.

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