Monolith Soft Thinking About Xenoblade Chronicles X Port For Switch

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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