At first, the answer seems obvious: with an installation size of 100 GB (per his Steam store page), “Outriders” joins a plethora of other online games that are just too big for the Switch. The small console only has 32 GB of internal storage (64 GB on the OLED edition). Despite proving itself as a major console, the Switch is still a handheld machine; it would be unreasonable to expect current-gen, spec-heavy online games like “Outriders” or “Destiny 2” to run on a whim.
at least it would if not for the power of real-time streaming. In February 2022, Business Insider reported that the Google Stadia team within the company has been downgraded and its cloud gaming resources will be spent supporting other projects (per The Verge† Bungie is reportedly one of the companies interested in exploring the possibilities of Google Stream – what, like The Verge reporter Tom Warren pointed outcould mean that the possibility of bringing “Destiny 2” to Nintendo Switch is now non-zero, despite the installation size of 105 GB of the game†
Sounds familiar, right? While there’s no guarantee Square Enix will dive into the cloud, it’s hard to imagine “Outriders” should not track “Destiny 2” to a potential Switch port given their similarities in size, requirements, gameplay, and genre. All that’s left is to see if the publisher is willing to explore streaming options – if they’re not too busy diving deep into NFTsnaturally.
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