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Monolith Soft Thinking About Xenoblade Chronicles X Port For Switch

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Monolith Soft is on the cusp of releasing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch, but that doesn't mean the studio has forgotten where it came from. The Switch can easily handle games made for Nintendo's previous platforms, including the Wii U. So doesn't that mean Xenoblade Chronicles X could be brought over to the platform?

According to Monolith Soft president Tetsuya Takahashi, the answer is "maybe".

"Personally speaking, there are times I feel like playing Xenoblade Chronicles X and think about how nice it would be to play it on the Nintendo Switch. Of course that will depend on demand and such, but I will think about it while discussing future plans with Nintendo," said Takahashi when asked about a possible Switch port by 4Gamer (translated via Siliconera).

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was completed on a short development cycle because Monolith Soft was building upon technology established in Xenoblade Chronicles X. Hopefully, that means the turnaround on a potential Xenoblade Chronicles X port would be quick.

"The ease or speed of developing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 stems a lot from our having already created this architecture with Xenoblade Chronicles X. The game portion of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is kind of overlaid on top of that fundamental architecture. I think that made the biggest contribution to why development went so fast," Takahashi told Time back in July of this year.

Would you like to see a port of Xenoblade Chronicles X, or would you rather Monolith Soft moved onto a new title?

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  • Avatar for moochan #1 moochan 11 months ago
    X might be my favorite open world game so the idea of that on a portable is exactly what I want.
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  • Avatar for jeremypeterson25 #2 jeremypeterson25 11 months ago
    I never got a WiiU so I'd love such a port!
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #3 The-Challenger 11 months ago
    Fuck. Yes. Mech openworld action FTW.
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  • Avatar for Godots17thCup #4 Godots17thCup 11 months ago
    I'd be so down to run and fly across Mira for another 150 hours if it came to Switch. Just please, please give us the option to increase the font size this time.
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  • Avatar for LunarFlame17 #5 LunarFlame17 11 months ago
    Yep. I want this. And give me an HD port of the original while you’re at it!
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #6 Roto13 11 months ago
    I bought this and never got around to playing it and now I don't really want to play a Wii U game. I'd probably buy it again on Switch.
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  • Avatar for januaryembers19 #7 januaryembers19 11 months ago
    I would rather have a direct sequel to X, but short of that, I’d love a Switch port. X was a better game than the original and I’d love a chance to play it on the go.
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  • Avatar for Arrowned #8 Arrowned 11 months ago
    #1) YES, PLEASE. I liked the original more than X for sure, but I still enjoyed X to be sure, and would totally double dip and pick it up a second time on Switch if it got a port.

    #2) While I would be fine with Monolith Soft moving onto a new title, X left some pretty blatant sequel hooks that I'd like to see resolved first.
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  • Avatar for AxiomVerge #9 AxiomVerge 11 months ago
    I'd prefer them to port the first Xenoblade.
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  • Avatar for camchow #10 camchow 11 months ago
    I skipped over the Wii U so I would so buy a switch port of this. Really hope this happens!
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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #11 NiceGuyNeon 11 months ago
    I think Nintendo should consider porting over a good chunk of its Wii U library. I mean, stuff like Smash Bros maybe not because we're bound to see a sequel on Switch. But games like Xeno X, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Bayonetta 2, which were fantastic titles (Bayonetta 2 is my 2014 GotY) but were on a dead system. Port them over and let the newer, eager audience who missed them have a shot at them. It'll fill out the first party line-up with known quality and those who played them on Wii U can wait for the new stuff.
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  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #12 LBD_Nytetrayn 11 months ago
    More Wii U games need to be on the Switch, and this is one of them.
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  • Avatar for docexe #13 docexe 11 months ago
    I would prefer it if they released a direct sequel to X, given the blatant sequel hook of that game, but if they decided to port it I won't complain.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #14 link6616 11 months ago
    @Godots17thCup yes! Xcx is one of the Rony Japanese that I couldn't play due to font size
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  • Avatar for paulcuijpers22 #16 paulcuijpers22 6 months ago
    I will say this as simple as I can.
    YESSS, I want a port to whatever new Nintendo system and YESSS, I also want the sequel to X on that same platform. I don't care which one that is, I'll buy it and take a month vacation to grind the hell out of the games.
    Xeno X is by a stretch the best enjoyable game I've ever played. 'nuff said
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