Will We Get Native Versions of Kingdom Hearts on Switch? Series Producer is Undecided.

Never say never.

By Angela Marrujo Fornaca. Posted 10/18/2021 14:58 Comment on this     ShareThis

When the entire library of Kingdom Hearts titles was announced for Nintendo Switch on October 5, fans were ecstatic to finally have all of the games collected on one console (and portable, no less). But for people who prefer games to run natively on their consoles, it was disappointing to hear that the games would only be available to play via cloud streaming.

But has the possibility of the series getting native ports been entirely dashed? According to Series Producer Ichiro Hazama, Square Enix remains “undecided.”

Hazama spoke with Nintendo Life following many fans’ disappointment over the announcement that the series would be playable only via cloud streaming to Switch. According to Hazama, the decision was made in part due to the limitations of the Switch’s internal storage:

“Bringing these titles to Nintendo Switch proved to be quite difficult for various reasons, including the storage capacity of the hardware, but we’re excited that we were able to make it happen for the first time ever by utilizing the Cloud service.”

However, Hazama kept open the possibility of porting the games over natively:

“At this moment in time, the production of a native version is undecided. We believe that the Cloud version is currently the best way to deliver the Kingdom Hearts series to Nintendo Switch players, but we are always excited to hear feedback from our fans and want to thank them for all their support.”

According to Hazama, Tetsuya Nomura has wanted to bring the Kingdom Hearts games to Switch for some time, and that “a great deal of consideration went into this internally.” If Square Enix is as receptive to player feedback as Hazama claims they are, fans might still see the games ported over natively at some point. But it’s likely best not to hold your breath if you’re hoping for it to happen anytime soon.

At the time of writing, a release date for the Kingdom Hearts games on Switch hasn’t yet been announced, but we’ll be sure to report out once it is.

What are you thoughts on cloud streaming versus games running natively? For those of you interested in Kingdom Heartson Switch, has the cloud streaming impacted your decision on whether you’ll be purchasing the games? Start a conversation below.

Source: GamesRadar+

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