InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The Switch

by Cody Mello-Klein on Oct 18, 2017 at 04:24 PM

If you were worried the Switch doesn't have enough role-playing games, Nintendo is looking out for you. inXile Entertainment, a developer known for its old-school approach to RPGs like Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, just got approved to develop for the Switch, according to a tweet from founder Brian Fargo.

The team is now "exploring ideas" on Nintendo's console, a pretty radical change from the company's stance earlier this year. In an interview on US Gamer's podcast, Fargo denied that Tides of Numenera would make it to the Switch. "I like Nintendo, but that's not going to happen on that machine," Fargo said. "Plus that's not the audience. Can you imagine a Nintendo game with a million words?"

Apparently he can. It's unclear whether this announcement means inXile is developing new games for the console or working to port over games like Tides of Numenera. Some games have found a second life on the Switch and judging by the number of ports coming to the Switch recently, it's possible Switch owners could find ports for inXile's recent RPG releases.


Our Take:
With Skyrim coming to Switch later this year and quirky RPGs like Golf Story taking the console by storm, it's understandable why Fargo and inXile might change their tune.  A rich, detailed world like the one in Tides of Numenera, which is already close to the experience of reading a good book, is one I'd love to sit back and enjoy in bed or on my TV.