World War Z Coming to Switch, GOTY Version Announced for May 5
Switch Development Underway, Release TBA
Clement Goh |
Apr 15, 2020
Saber Interactive announced 2019 PvE multiplayer shooter World War Z is getting a Game of a Year Edition, along with a port for the Nintendo Switch to pack over hundreds of zombies on-the-go.
According to IGN, the definitive version comes also comes with a few surprises, including new weapon packs, characters and an exclusive episode in Marseille, France. Of course, it will keep every previously launched DLC.
The developers are taking on the latest zombie franchise with experience from Halo Anniversary and bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt onto the Nintendo Switch. As for smushing World War Z’s massive amounts of zombies for handheld, it would be interesting to see how Saber Interactive manages to optimize the experience made for beefier consoles.
But the developers also didn’t state a release date for the Switch version with no other details on its progress. CEO Matt Karch told IGN their love for the Switch is still burning following the chance to put a large-scale game such as The Witcher 3 into the smaller-spec system.
“The biggest challenge was finding which compromises could be made to the game which wouldn’t have a significant impact on the visuals,” Karch said, adding it still needed to feel the same as its bigger counterparts.
“Keep in mind that we are rendering scenes with hundreds of enemies and four players online. Getting this to run on the Switch is the hardest thing that we have had to do – this is true even though we are porting our own [Swarm] engine over to the platform,” he said.
While the Switch version of World War Z is TBA, the Game of the YearEdition is coming on May 5 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 at $44.99 USD.