In response to an answer by Reggie in which he claimed the Switch’s library was for every form of video game (“For third-party, big or small, we want all that best content to come.”), Hollywood Reporter asked about the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2’s appearance on the system.
“That being said, when a game like Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out, is that something you’re interested in having on the Switch?”
“Absolutely. We’d love for it to be there. But again — and this is where there needs to be an understanding of just the development process — Red Dead has been in development for years, time that predated any communication of Nintendo Switch. So, from the developer’s mentality, they need to move forward and finish the game they’ve been working on and then be in a position to look at other opportunities. Any game from a key third-party that’s coming out now, typically that development started well before any conversations about Nintendo Switch. What happens moving forward? We’ll see. But that’s how you wind up with a situation with Red Dead not being available on our platform.”
Hopefully, we’ll see more Rockstar Games titles entering Nintendo’s system – L.A. Noire’s 2017 remaster is available on the platform and I think it’s a pretty damn good port. We’ll update this article if any more information regarding RDR2 on Nintendo Switch arises.