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Justified
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(06-30-2017, 01:54 AM)
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GN notes that Ubisoft has encountered difficulties having Steep run on Switch. Development continues however, and Nintendo is apparently lending its assistance, including the game’s online features. One of IGN’s sources does caution that it can’t promise a release on Switch.

http://nintendoeverything.com/rumor-...eep-to-switch/

IGN France source: http://fr.ign.com/steep-switch/26945...intendo-switch
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Maximo
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(06-30-2017, 01:56 AM)
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Probably decided it wasn't worth it in the end.
StaticJam
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(06-30-2017, 01:57 AM)
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Sounds like a steep challenge, hopefully things don't go further downhill.
LinkSlayer64
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(06-30-2017, 01:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Justified


IGN Fance source: http://fr.ign.com/steep-switch/26945...intendo-switch


Good luck to them. Although apparently no one likes this game anymore?
I wonder how popular Fance is a vacation spot.
Justified
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(06-30-2017, 01:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Maximo

Probably decided it wasn't worth it in the end.

Why wouldnt it be?
Fat4all
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(06-30-2017, 01:57 AM)
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time to turn 1080 degrees and walk away
Kaelan
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(06-30-2017, 01:58 AM)
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I knew it was in trouble, we haven't heard shit from this game
In a long time. Last time it was announced was when the switch was revealed
Gleethor
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(06-30-2017, 01:59 AM)
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No wonder our very own Vern thought it was cancelled.

It was always an odd choice for a port anyway.
EhoaVash
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(06-30-2017, 01:59 AM)
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Who asked for this game lol.

I'm surprised Ubisoft is sill sticking with steep. The beta was boring.
LinkSlayer64
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(06-30-2017, 01:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fat4all

time to turn 1080 degrees and walk away

They would still be facing the same way.
Megatron
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(06-30-2017, 01:59 AM)
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I hope it makes it. Would like to get this on Switch.
Colonel Mustard
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(06-30-2017, 02:00 AM)
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It would probably be more worth it to just do another collaboration and work with Nintendo to make another 1080 without some of the online aspects.

Use their experience of this port of what they can and cannot achieve on the platform.
Sir_Crocodile
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Originally Posted by LinkSlayer64

They would still be facing the same way.

but with a much better game!
nynt9
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(06-30-2017, 02:00 AM)
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Maybe the hardware wasn't good enough for it. They probably initially thought they could make it work. The game is 900p30 on xbone so maybe switch can't handle it.
Atheerios
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"including the game’s online features"

So is it a problem related to the incomplete Switch online features or the system power?
nckillthegrimace
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Originally Posted by Gleethor

No wonder our very own Vern thought it was cancelled.

It was always an odd choice for a port anyway.

Yeah, an always online game seems like a bad fit for a handheld.
Smiles and Cries
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(06-30-2017, 02:01 AM)
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waste of resources, try to fight for The Crew 2 instead buckos
Fat4all
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(06-30-2017, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by LinkSlayer64

They would still be facing the same way.

franklyshankly
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(06-30-2017, 02:02 AM)

Originally Posted by LinkSlayer64

Good luck to them. Although apparently no one likes this game anymore?
I wonder how popular Fance is a vacation spot.

Did anyone ever like this game?
Carlius
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(06-30-2017, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by EhoaVash

Who asked for this game lol.

I'm surprised Ubisoft is sill sticking with steep. The beta was boring.

beta maybe but the game was not bad...its actually fun. i like it a lot.
Dr.Acula
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Originally Posted by Fat4all

time to turn 1080 degrees and walk away

FireBeaver
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(06-30-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fat4all

time to turn 1080 degrees and walk away

Instantly thought of this gif

CollectedDust
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(06-30-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

Sounds like a steep challenge, hopefully things don't go further downhill.

*Sensible chuckle*
alr1ght
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(06-30-2017, 02:04 AM)
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Probably runs like butt and it's online only.
LinkSlayer64
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(06-30-2017, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fat4all

You said walk away, not Alucard away!
ZOONAMI
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(06-30-2017, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by nynt9

Maybe the hardware wasn't good enough for it. They probably initially thought they could make it work. The game is 900p30 on xbone so maybe switch can't handle it.

I would think they should be able to pull of a 720 docked and a 360 portable.
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(06-30-2017, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by FireBeaver

Instantly thought of this gif

franklyshankly
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(06-30-2017, 02:10 AM)

Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

I would think they should be able to pull of a 720 docked and a 360 portable.

Personally I'd rather just not have the game than have it be 360p handheld.
chefbags
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(06-30-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by franklyshankly

Personally I'd rather just not have the game than have it be 360p handheld.

Yeah that would look blurry af and I'd rather just grab it on my ps4 if it's going to be like that.
Sizzel
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(06-30-2017, 02:14 AM)
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So- I think a lot of these issues are hardware related and not so much that -"people are shunning the switch". I could be wrong. It could be a mix though. I work at a non-videogame software dev...we can pretty much do anything it is just a matter of how much it will cost and what kind of compromises are going to have to be made to get there. IE we can get x to run on Y, but it may be slow as hell AND take significant rework to even get there.

It isn;t always as simple as oh.. just do it and you are GTG. Sometimes it literally is..."well we could get it to run there, but ...we literally do not see the needed ROI to do this". If it is an ROI factor..than expect the third party to come with larger install base... if it isn't... it is never going to come outside of indies and low spec games.

Switch is below standard xbo and ps4 spec..and those console chug on modern AAA so I am guessing it is performance, but who knows. My point is...we shouldn;t be clamoring for these games to come because if they do...they will be the worst version of them.
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(06-30-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

Sounds like a steep challenge, hopefully things don't go further downhill.

Wish this was first post.
Shaanyboi
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(06-30-2017, 02:16 AM)
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I mean neither this or Rayman were at E3 or mentioned in any capacity. Ubi is totally going to try and charge $60 for this and it'll run terribly.
Sorta Maximus
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(06-30-2017, 02:17 AM)
LoL at this thread.
Masterspeed
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Well, I assume it's nothing to do with the Snowdrop engine becuase isn't that being used with Mario X Rabbids? (I don't remember the name of the game, looks fun though)
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Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

I would think they should be able to pull of a 720 docked and a 360 portable.

....ew? wtf
bomblord1
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(06-30-2017, 02:18 AM)
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Sounds like it's online related and not system power.

Wonder if it's related to it being always online and the fact the Switch can be undocked.
Karspankey
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(06-30-2017, 02:21 AM)
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You can play offline now, so it's definitely not an issue with that.
Bluth54
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(06-30-2017, 02:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Justified

Why wouldnt it be?

Probably a combination of the game not setting the world on fire sales wise or critically, the game apparently taking more time and work to port than anticipated, and that Switch game cards cost more than blu rays eating into the profit margin.
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Originally Posted by Masterspeed

Well, I assume it's nothing to do with the Snowdrop engine becuase isn't that being used with Mario X Rabbids? (I don't remember the name of the game, looks fun though)

Yeah, maybe this has something to do with the online functionality because Snowdrop is already being used in a game to be out in 2 months and Steep doesn't even look that good to be having performance issues. Maybe they should phone the Mario + Rabbids team?
Skux
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(06-30-2017, 02:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Justified

Why wouldnt it be?

- Low install base makes it more expensive to develop relative to potential profit

- Low install base means a poorer multiplayer experience

- Less capable hardware would be at risk of technical issues and downgrades

It comes down to opportunity cost. Every dollar spent on a Switch version would be better spent on making the PS4/XB1/PC version better for a larger potential audience.
Deadpool_X
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(06-30-2017, 02:25 AM)
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Will anybody miss it if it gets canceled? It wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire on ps4 and x1.
NSESN
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(06-30-2017, 02:26 AM)
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I don't think it is hardware related. Probably some problem with online netcode?
Karspankey
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(06-30-2017, 02:27 AM)
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I fuckin' love STEEP. The dlc they've added since release has been awesome. Things like a mini story mode with characters ripped straight out of a Blood Dragon game, boss fights, new things to use like sleds and jetpacks, stupid costumes, a whole new location, and more.
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I kind of hope it gets cancelled so the low sales of a game seemingly not many want a port of won't be used as an excuse not to port future games.
TDLink
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Originally Posted by bomblord1

I kind of hope it gets cancelled so the low sales of a game seemingly not many want a port of won't be used as an excuse not to port future games.

If they can't even port this why would they port any other future games?
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Originally Posted by TDLink

If they can't even port this why would they port any other future games?

They could cancel it for reasons other than a complete inability for the system to run it.
mieumieu
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(06-30-2017, 02:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Masterspeed

Well, I assume it's nothing to do with the Snowdrop engine becuase isn't that being used with Mario X Rabbids? (I don't remember the name of the game, looks fun though)

Starlink (aka No Man's Skylanders) uses Snowdrop too and it will be on Switch. So Snowdrop should not be the reason.

More likely that porting Steep is just not worth the effort.
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Originally Posted by Masterspeed

Well, I assume it's nothing to do with the Snowdrop engine becuase isn't that being used with Mario X Rabbids? (I don't remember the name of the game, looks fun though)

Rabbids is developed from the ground up for switch. This game was developed for current gen consoles and would need to be downgraded for switch. Just because the engine runs doesn't mean anything using the engine can run. For example, The Division also uses the same engine, but that game is unlikely to run on the switch.
TDLink
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(06-30-2017, 02:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by bomblord1

They could cancel it for reasons other than a complete inability for the system to run it.

This topic is about the game having difficulties running on the system. There is no other reason right now.
antonz
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(06-30-2017, 02:36 AM)
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Steep sold like garbage so honestly surprised that alone didn't kill it on Switch. The online stuff being basically the entire game is another big issues. Ubisoft would be better cutting their losses on it and do something like South park instead

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