Bayonetta 3 developer discusses possibility of PlayStation and Xbox ports
Bayonet 3 Looks like this will be one of the biggest Nintendo Switch exclusives of 2022, and fans of the series on PlayStation and Xbox can’t be blamed for feeling a little jealous. Hideki Kamiya of PlatinumGames recently addressed the possibility of ports on Twitter, while making it clear that this will not happen any time soon. Nintendo is funding the development of the game, just like it did with Bayonet 2. That means Bayonet 3 will remain exclusive unless Nintendo finds an incentive to put it on other platforms. Kamiya’s comments (translated by Nintendo Everything) can be found below.
“I mean, I guess the probability of Bayonet 2 and 3 coming to PS5 and Xbox isn’t impossible – it’s Nintendo’s decision. By this same logic, it is not impossible that games like Mario and Zelda can appear on PS5 or other. So good luck making some passionate calls to Nintendo and trying to make this happenâ¦ If I were you, I would just buy a Switch, âKamiya wrote.
Since Mario and Zelda aren’t going to be heading to other consoles anytime soon, it’s easy to deduce Kamiya’s meaning with these Tweets! For all intents and purposes, the series will remain exclusive to the Switch platform for as long as Nintendo wants.
Console exclusives can often be a hard pill to swallow, but it’s worth pointing out that Bayonetta wouldn’t have received any after-effects at all without Nintendo. The company funded these games when no one else would, which kept the series going. This decision gave the Wii U a strong exclusivity when Bayonet 2 first released in 2014, and it could result in a system vendor when Bayonet 3 comes out next year. Those hoping to play these games for themselves will just have to suck it up and buy a Nintendo Switch, if they haven’t already; they might even find other games to have fun!
Bayonet 3 will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2022. You can check out our previous coverage of the game here.
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