Will third-party developers support Nintendo’s Switch?

Enlarge / The highly anticipated Beyond Good & Evil 2 (shown here in concept art) could be a Nintendo Switch timed exclusive, according to a recent report.

As we get closer and closer to Nintendo's January 12 announcement of additional Nintendo Switch details—and an expected March launch for the hybrid portable/home console—we're starting to get more information on what kind of support the system might get from third-party developers.

The most interesting tidbit comes from Laura Kate Dale, who's come through with a number of reliable Nintendo Switch leaks in the recent past. Dale's recent tweets suggest Ubisoft's long-anticipated Beyond Good & Evil 2 will reportedly be "exclusive to Switch for 12 months," and the game will come to Xbox One, PS4, and PC only after that time. That information should be confirmed at Nintendo's January reveal, according to Dale.

Ubisoft has been one of the biggest proponents of the Switch, with the company's EMEA director, Alain Corre, telling Japanese magazine Famitsu in November that Ubisoft has "big expectations" and was planning "a wide variety of software" for the system. Ubisoft has been a big backer of recent Nintendo systems, too; the inventive Rabbids series and best-selling Just Dance both got their start on the Wii, after all.

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