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🌟 Nintendo Switch version - Release updates

And another response again:

Devs/mods, can we please get this post pinned?

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I guess if it takes weeks then the Nov 27th date on Amazon is about right… Bummer… Even gonna go past my bday… Good thing I love what these guys r bringing to the table

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And another thread has been created…

I’ve been trying to get us Switch fans some attention here for a while now, but it looks like a separate and very recent thread received a dev update instead… go figure :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

To not know anything at all is daunting… I would’ve liked the silence instead. Sign… I feel for all u backers.

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The Switch version wasn’t a part of the Kickstarter campaign (original pledges were for PC, Xbone and PS4), but we know people are excited for the addition. Choosing to wait might be difficult, but we hope it’ll be worth it.

We can’t announce a date, though. We’re still waiting for a few pieces to fall into place before we can get the build running up to snuff. No one is more excited to make an announcement about it than us, though.

Regarding the Amazon date, it’s not official. Could be sooner, could be later (let’s sure hope not).

-Ryan

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Ppl r just cranky cause there’s nothing like this out anywhere. U have to go waaaay back a few years to find any real turn based rpgs of this quality and the YouTube videos/ friends unleasing all her goodies is hard to grit lol The delay sucks but wat keeps me going is knowing while everyone is stuck at home chasing battles we switch users will be on the go with our battle chasers right next to us :stuck_out_tongue:

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@strangelove appreciate your clarification around Nintendo Switch being an “additional” platform. Makes sense that given it wasn’t in the original project scope that the risks and timelines could blow out a bit.

Fingers crossed everything falls into place sooner rather than later.

Cheers :+1:

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(cricket, cricket) gotta be soon…

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Would prefer to focus on one topic/post for all news regarding a switch physical release. I had originally opted for a steam copy but since recently getting a switch I swapped for a switch copy! Yeah, I got my steam key and can play but I really want to focus playing on the switch, given the versatility it offers with taking it out and about!
Will we get a digital and physical copy for our troubles like all the Xbone/PS4 users? They all got digital codes for consoles and Steam as well as their physical copy!
Good to see a little clarification and I understand there is no news, but still feeling like since launch either we’ve all been forgotten about or things have gotten far too busy in the office that there isn’t enough hands/time.
Here’s to being patient. Anyway, what’s a few more months after 2 years waiting hey?!

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I hope a few more months isn’t the case. It would force battle chasers to the back burner of a lot of new releases. I check every day for new info on switch release in hope it comes B4 all the new games lining up. Here to waiting (cheers)

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Well looks like another couple weeks have passed with no new information on the Switch Version or some kind of feedback with regards to the release. Too bad with Horizon Zero Dawn DLC, Pokemon Ultra Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, DOOM, LA Noir, and Skyrim all out in the next few weeks even if the Switch version of this game was released in tonight the next few weeks, the priority to play it would be at the bottom of this list. Too bad I love the property. Too bad the devs made promises they couldn’t keep and their communication is pretty awful. Even if it’s bad please say something. The communication from the devs is awful. Bad to the point where I prolly won’t back Airship Syndicate on any future products. I spent $135 CAD backing this game and I still can’t play on the platform I want. Lesson learned I guess.

switch was never initially planned for a global release so expecting this to come out very soon after it’s initial launch is asking a lot from the small development team.

from the looks of it, they seem divided with having to patch up the game while developing it for a 4th platform. Darksiders 2 went through this as well so don’t be surprised that there is a wait.

I almost forgot about it had it not been for these new postings :"( Hopefully we get some kinda info towards it some day…

I’m less concerned that we are waiting and more concerned with the lack of communication. Also if your a small development team (which I know they are) maybe don’t announce or promise things without looking into it more thoroughly. That’s what’s more annoying to me. If they initially said October 3 for everything else and early 2018 for Switch I could live with that but they made us all believe when it was announced at E3 that Switch was a platform that it was launching with everything else. I know they are primarily waiting on Unity or that’s what I last read but again they should of looked at all potential problems and issues prior to making an announcement. I’m not looking for a day to day update but say something so we know what’s going on. The devs have sucked with communication with their backers long before this game launched.

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I so want to buy this game, i do hve a ps4 but i want to get it on the switch because of the portability . I really want to play this game. Id be willing to wait as long as a general was announced of when it would come out . When october 3rd was around i had a lot of time to play it , IF IT had released then. But now i have so many other games and i have others coming out that ill be playing i dont know when or if ill be able to have time to play it . Or pay for it .

I mean i dont know when this is coming out for the switch so why should i save money for it till we have a actual general date ?

@strangelove Our last official update was just over a month ago (23/10). Any chance we can please get another?

Totally understand if the update is “there is no update”. It would just be great to hear something.

Cheers :pray:

Hey, @Deedubbs,

We’re actually compiling some tests this week that we hope will help us better pinpoint issues. Unfortunately, even though we have a direct contact with Unity and they’re being pretty responsive, the back and forth takes time, so there’s no further update on this.
We’re still doing our best to make sure the Switch version comes out as soon as possible and in the most polished state it can, and hopefully our work with Unity also helps other future Unity games launching on the Switch. Once we have an update or a time estimate available we’ll be sure to share it with the community.

Thanks for staying excited, guys!

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Hey @ortizgames, thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I’ll update my post at the top of the thread so others can stay informed.

I also have to work with a number of third party vendors in my own job, so I understand when you say that the “back and forth” can be slow.

Again, appreciate the update. :+1:

Cheers

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For me the lack of communication is what kills it for me the most. It’s not hard to send out a quick update or even respond to these kinds of threads and just say sorry we have no new information to share. Also I was a backer long before they announced the Switch. When they announced the Switch at E3 I was literally so excited because at that time the fans were given the perception that it would launch along the other platforms. Obviously the closer it got to launch that’s when the dreaded it’s not going to be a launch version started occurring. I’m more disappointed that someone didn’t do their job and figure this out before they started making announcements. I get why bigger developers keepnso tight lipped on certain things because this is the exact scenario they don’t want to be in because it’s bad for business and it looks very amateurish. Very good chance I won’t end up backing any other Airship Syndicate games in the future. This two year process has been riddled with awful communication and delayed responses to concerned backers, a completely weak Beta window (for the record running a beta for 4 weeks and then launching the game isn’t beta cause you can’t get all the kinks out in that short amount of time…it’s was an limited version or sneak peek of the game). I paid $100 USD and then bought a $29 CND steam version of the game for these guys. I bought the game 4 times over and the game is awesome but everything else is been very disappointing. I still can’t play on the platform of my choice. I wish these guys all the success in this industry and I will still play this game on my Switch when it gets released sometime in 2018 maybe 2019, but I prolly won’t back or purchase anything by this developer again. There is way too much competition out there in this industry and honestly their customers deserve better from them. Short version…don’t make promises you can’t fulfill and just communicate with backers who paid for you to make this game. We invested in you and in some cases you failed us. Cheers