Phoenix Labs has confirmed that Dauntless, their free-to-play Monster Hunter-like title, launch later this winter on Nintendo Switch.
First, Phoenix Labs is working with Iron Galaxy for the port, which is ran by the former Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Adam Boyes. Furthermore, the game will be coming to iOS and Android after the launch of the game on Nintendo Switch. There also won’t be parity differences between any platforms, all features will be there.
In an interview with Ed McGlone of Twinfinite, Chris Fox had a few things to say about the Nintendo Switch version of Dauntless:
Ed McGlone: Obviously the Switch is a new platform for Dauntless. Have there been any challenges in bringing Dauntless to Switch?
Any time you’re bringing a game to a new piece of hardware I think there are challenges inherent to that process.
We’ve been really fortunate to be working with Iron Galaxy to bring it to the Switch and like, they really know what they’re doing when it comes to that hardware.
Honestly, we are not the biggest studio in the world. So, what we choose to work on means there’s something else that we can’t do or that you know, has to wait for a little bit later.
So it’s just it’s really about prioritization and making sure we’re making the right decisions. We’re super pleased with how this build has already shaped up and we’ve got a bunch of time before it releases in winter.
Ed McGlone: Will there be any differences in features between the Switch and the other platforms?
No. Our vision of one Dauntless is the thing that’s really important to this process.
We envision you playing this on the train on the way to work and getting into work and playing at lunch on your PC, then coming home playing on your console with the same account, same game modes, cross-party, cross save, all that stuff.
Ed: Why is the Switch such a priority?
I mean we want to be on as many platforms as we can and Switch is the next one. We want to be on mobile as well. That’s in the plans too but Switch just seems like the logical next step for us.Chris Fox, Phoenix Labs
Dauntless is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store.