Fans of the Early Access rogue-like Hades might be familiar with SuperGiant games. They’ve made games like the top-down RPG Bastion, the similar Transistor, and semi-recently, the turn-based board-game like Pyre. If you know this studio well, you’re probably aware that both Bastion and Transistor are available for Nintendo Switch, but no Pyre. Why is that?
In an interview with USGamer, Supergiant writer Greg Kasavin had some things to say regarding Pyre’s potential on Switch. Spoilers: it doesn’t look it’ll happen all too soon.
Kasavin told USGamer, “Pyre on the Switch is something we really appreciate the interest in, it’s one of those things where it would be lovely if we could just wave a magic wand and have that be a thing but it just, and I would never excuse make around the technical challenges around it, but it would already be done if it were simple.”
He continued: “As a small team of fewer than 20 people, all of those decisions to bring our games to new platforms carry significant opportunity costs where it’s like, ‘hey we could drop what we’re doing and work on another version of Pyre, but it’s going to mean that we don’t work on Hades,'” says Kasavin, noting the new roguelike dungeon crawler Supergiant has in development, which is an exclusive for the Epic Games Store. “And after working on Pyre for three years, we really wanted to go on and move on to the next thing.”
There you have it. No Switch Pyre any time soon, seemingly. Fortunately, Bastion and Pyre are still fantastic games that are absolutely worth grabbing on handheld; pick those up if you’re looking to scratch that Supergiant itch.
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