The claim that the open-world cowboy action film Red Dead Redemption 2 will appear on the power-efficient by modern standards Nintendo Switch looks more like a joke, but it could soon become a reality.
User necrolipe on the social network X (formerly Twitter) noticedthat Nintendo Switch has appeared in the list of target platforms for Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Brazilian Rating Commission website.
The Brazilian authorities’ original entry for Red Dead Redemption 2 dates back to September 12, 2018 (a month and a half before the original release), but mention of the Nintendo Switch was added recently.
Considering how “heavy” RDR 2 turned out to be, even on the PS4 and Xbox One, which are superior in performance to the Switch, one might assume that the game will be a cloud release on the Nintendo console.
The fact that cloud versions do not receive a separate evaluation and are not classified, especially in Brazil, speaks against this theory. What sacrifices the developers have to make to make RDR 2 work on the Switch is a big question.
There is also a possibility that Red Dead Redemption 2 is planned for the next version of the Nintendo Switch, which will have comparable performance to the PS4 and Xbox One. The new console is expected to launch in 2024.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in October 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One and was released for PC in 2019. Microsoft’s court documents also revealed a version for PS5, Xbox Series X and S, but it hasn’t even been announced yet.