We first asked how Warface utilizes Switch’s unique features, like HD Rumble and motion controls.“While we had some basic rumble support already in the Warface Xbox One and PS4 versions, we had to adapt it for the Switch Joy-Cons,” Shimov said. “The tactile feedback from shooting and receiving damage feels completely different. We also implemented motion controls support, since they’re very useful for making precise shots. And we made them customizable through the menu options, so players can finetune them to their taste.”
Pabiarzhyn also confirmed that, while it isn’t currently available for the console version, crossplay is important to the team and including the Switch version in that is “part of our roadmap.” In October 2019, Warface’s Facebook page said they are planning on having the feature ready “starting from Q2 ,” at least on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Launching crossplay between consoles is one of our priorities and we are already working on that,” Pabiarzhyn confirmed. “And yes, crossplay with the Nintendo Switch version is part of our roadmap.”We also asked what it was like working on a service game for so long, especially after seeing the trend of games as a service rise in the past few years.
“We were a bit of pioneers in live service games with Warface,” Pabiarzhyn answered. “We experimented a lot, updating the game regularly to see what works for our players and what doesn’t. We’re keeping a close eye on our competition, too. The key strategy for us is to keep things fresh – with monthly updates – and expand the franchise to new platforms, like Nintendo Switch. We can’t wait to see what the reception for the Switch version will be like.”
Warface, which has “over 80 million players worldwide, allows players to battle with over 200 realistic customizable weapons in over 50 multiplayer maps, PvE raids with co-op.According to Eurogamer, Warface on the Switch runs at 30FPS/720p in TV mode and 540p in handheld mode. Additionally, Warface is playable online without the need for a Switch Online subscription.
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