Civilization VI

If you’re interested in games like GTA V and Bioshock, and would like to play them on Switch, you might be in luck. Take-Two Interactive, corporate owner of both Rockstar Games and 2K Games, gave some financial information to gamesindustry.biz. The results bode well for Switch owners.

In their report, CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned a few interesting financial tidbits, including how Red Dead Redemption 2 exceeded their expected performance (it’s sold more than 23 million units, as of writing). But he also briefly touched on the games they released on Switch last year, and how well they performed.

Specifically, the port of Civilization VI “significantly exceeded expectations”. Zelnick expounded on overall Switch port sales: “We felt good about the platform and we put the titles on Switch that we felt were going to perform well. We are excited about continuing to support the Switch for the right kind of properties.”

Take-Two Interactive published 4 games on the Switch last year: NBA 2K19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Civ VI, and the lesser-known Carnival Games. In 2017, they published NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18, and most famously, Rockstar’s sleuthing game L.A. Noire.

Could this report mean another mainstream Rockstar or 2K Games title is coming to Switch? Perhaps not. It seems Take-Two has found a style and genre that appeals to the overall Switch-owning audience. Civilization VI seems to be a better fit for Switch than L.A. Noire, and therefore sold much better.

So another M-rated, open-world Rockstar game isn’t totally out of the question. However, it seems less likely than Take-Two porting more Civilization games, or even older top-down GTA games like Chinatown Wars.

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