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Nilaul
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(07-13-2017, 12:39 AM)
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GB: Lawbreakers isn’t coming to the Nintendo Switch.

DN: We haven’t announced that yet! Who knows? (Laughs)

GB: But if Nintendo Switch sells well do you think there’s a possibility?

DN: There’s a possibility for everything and anything in this world. I think the hardest part with the Switch is the controls. Look at the game that we have right now, and we just literally by the skin of our teeth put the entire game and the control pad that the PlayStation has. That means that we could probably make it work for the Xbox One in someway, right? But if you’re looking at the Switch the base controller that’s on the unit, it doesn’t have as many buttons.



Added bonus: Awesome "motion aiming is bad because you don't look at the screen anymore":

DN: Well, you know the beam that shoots out? You can use motion.

GB: You could motion it, but you’re not looking at your screen anymore while you’re playing.

http://gamingbolt.com/lawbreakers-in...razy-evolution

Update:

They owned up to their mistake about number of buttons, no comment on motion controls.

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition



At least they admit it.

LordKano
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(07-13-2017, 12:40 AM)
But it has exactly as many buttons as a DS4 ?
Heroman
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(07-13-2017, 12:40 AM)
That makes no sense
Platy
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(07-13-2017, 12:40 AM)
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...what buttons it does not have ?
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Mihael Mello Keehl
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(07-13-2017, 12:40 AM)
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They must be talking about a single joy con. LOL
kevin1025
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(07-13-2017, 12:40 AM)
What.

So no game controller can work, then...

One joy con, sure, but still.
PaladinXII
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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If you use the touchpad as a button (not gestures, but a button)...
OricWindstar
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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I think it technically has more buttons because it doesn't have a d-pad.
brawly
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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I know that sorry excuse of a dpad is shitty but now we're reaching.
Shang
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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It's missing a select button, I think. Does lawbreakers really use it for anything other than a scoreboard, which should be extremely easy to bypass with a UI change?
serenewarfare
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
What a dumb excuse. The only button the DS4 has over it is the touchpad. And the XB1 is the same amount of buttons.
Sarobi
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
You know.. it would of been easier to say you don't want to bring a game to the switch just because you don't want to.
Hyoukokun
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Strictly speaking it doesn't have the central touchpad (the screen isn't always available) or the analog triggers... But this stinks of excuse-making.
Gleethor
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mihael Mello Keehl

They must be talking about a single joy con. LOL

Only way that this comment makes sense. Even then, couldn't you just....not support single joycons...?
Oregano
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(07-13-2017, 12:41 AM)
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You missed the next bit where apparently if you use motion controls you don't look at the screen(???)
Trago
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(07-13-2017, 12:42 AM)
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Toki767
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Originally Posted by Shang

It's missing a select button, I think. Does lawbreakers really use it for anything other than a scoreboard, which should be extremely easy to bypass with a UI change?

There's a + and - button for start/select
The12thGripper
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(07-13-2017, 12:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by OricWindstar

I think it technically has more buttons because it doesn't have a d-pad.

It's a wonder they got it working on the PS4 then
LordKano
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(07-13-2017, 12:42 AM)

Originally Posted by Oregano

You missed the next bit where apparently if you use motion controls you don't look at the screen(???)

I don't think this guy has ever seen a Switch in his life.
KZXcellent
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(07-13-2017, 12:43 AM)
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Only thing I can think of is that it lacks analog triggers.

It's a half-assed excuse.
CaviarMeths
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(07-13-2017, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Oregano

You missed the next bit where apparently if you use motion controls you don't look at the screen(???)

What? Where else would you look...?
Smiles and Cries
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(07-13-2017, 12:43 AM)
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some of these devs just don't deserve any support from gamers if they are not willing to be upfront and honest
NoctisVsStar
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(07-13-2017, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sarobi

You know.. it would of been easier to say you don't want to bring a game to the switch just because you don't want to.

And then everybody would say " we don't want your shitty game anyway" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Oregano
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(07-13-2017, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaviarMeths

What? Where else would you look...?

I dunno seriously...

Well, you know the beam that shoots out? You can use motion.

You could motion it, but you’re not looking at your screen anymore while you’re playing. I wouldn’t be surprised.


Read more at http://gamingbolt.com/lawbreakers-in...QiVJ1uvl4Sm.99

KZXcellent
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(07-13-2017, 12:44 AM)
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Honestly the dude should have used the technical downgrade as a scapegoat. Would have actually had a leg to stand on.

Originally Posted by NoctisVsStar

And then everybody would say " we don't want your shitty game anyway" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Never forget that Titanfall 2 thread.
brawly
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(07-13-2017, 12:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by OricWindstar

I think it technically has more buttons because it doesn't have a d-pad.

I mean...it's the exact same.
Syysch
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(07-13-2017, 12:45 AM)

Originally Posted by serenewarfare

What a dumb excuse. The only button the DS4 has over it is the touchpad. And the XB1 is the same amount of buttons.

Though very few games use them all, the touchpad alone can be something like 7 different inputs - swipe up/down/left/right, tap, click left/right.
RavageDark
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(07-13-2017, 12:45 AM)
Sometimes, it's just best to say "We're looking into it" and just move on.
Nilaul
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(07-13-2017, 12:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Oregano

You missed the next bit where apparently if you use motion controls you don't look at the screen(???)

Added to the op :-)
Trago
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(07-13-2017, 12:45 AM)
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"Technical limitations of the hardware" would have been more believable, just saying lol.
Mael
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(07-13-2017, 12:46 AM)
I know Switches are hard to come by but not so much that a dev shipping a game doesn't even know what kind of control it has.
and the motion comment is even more baffling, that guy never touched a motion controlled controler or something?
CommandThrower
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(07-13-2017, 12:47 AM)
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I can't imagine playing LawBreakers on the Switch anyway, so any excuse would have worked for me.
NoctisVsStar
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(07-13-2017, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trago

"Technical limitations of the hardware" would have been more believable, just saying lol.

"But but..switch can run Ue4?! Lazy devs!"

Honestly it's a no win situation.
Archaix
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(07-13-2017, 12:47 AM)
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We also can't port it on account of how it only supports green and grey colors.Pretty sure I heard that somewhere.

Oh, and the pixels don't work the same, they're Nintendo pixels so it'd be extra hard to render the game.

And, I think the yeti is involved? It might have been sasquatch, but there's definitely a giant hairy monster that prevents us from easily porting a game to the Switch.
Conkerkid11
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(07-13-2017, 12:47 AM)
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lol at not having enough buttons for a hero shooter on modern controllers.

Most other games of this genre seem to struggle finding a use for every button on the controller. I can't recall anything from the beta indicating they should be struggling to make controllers work.
SomedayTheFire
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(07-13-2017, 12:47 AM)
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The over defensiveness of this thread will be fun.
James Scott
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(07-13-2017, 12:48 AM)
I'm not sure I get the "looking away from the screen" bit.

Not every game needs to be on Switch, just say there are currently no plans.
KojiKnight
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(07-13-2017, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by brawly

I mean...it's the exact same.

That's a big nope. D pads are 4 buttons on a pivot point so you can only ever press 2 at a time (that's how you get diagonals)
NotLiquid
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(07-13-2017, 12:49 AM)
I mean I never expected it on Switch so this doesn't really matter to me but

This has to literally be the worst excuse I've ever heard lol
VariantX
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(07-13-2017, 12:49 AM)
Just say the hardware aint beefy enough to do it. Its ok, because the switch isn't all that much more powerful than last gen tech. The switch has the same amount of buttons as the xbox one + gyro controls it doesn't have and the ps4 has 1 extra button with the touch pad. Try again. Making bullshit statements like that just makes you look like either an idiot, a liar or some combination of both.
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(07-13-2017, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by James Scott

I'm not sure I get the "looking away from the screen" bit.

It seems like this dev only played 1, 2 Switch and took away that as the only thing Switch can do. I can't believe a dev can be this ignorant.
Geno Breaker
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(07-13-2017, 12:49 AM)
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Is this the daily Switch owners getting mad at third party devs thread? Not that it isn't justified sometimes but it's almost a meme at this point.
Saucycarpdog
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(07-13-2017, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trago

"Technical limitations of the hardware" would have been more believable, just saying lol.

It doesn't excuse a bullshit answer like this one but some devs ,I'm sure, don't want to use that answer because there are fanboys out there that believe the "Technical Limitations" excuse isn't a real excuse and usually accuse the dev or being lazy or it's a conspiracy.
brinstar
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(07-13-2017, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Geno Breaker

Is this the daily Switch owners getting mad at third party devs thread? Not that it isn't justified sometimes but it's almost a meme at this point.

It's people reacting to a silly comment
Blackquill
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(07-13-2017, 12:50 AM)
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It's ok, not every game in the world need to be on the Switch, no need for that kind of excuses
HandsomeCharles
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(07-13-2017, 12:51 AM)
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I heard it also won't be released in France because French keyboards don't have enough buttons.
Maxrunner
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(07-13-2017, 12:51 AM)
Why not say that the hardware is not up to the task and move along?it steal blows my mind that no one has developed a fps for the thing.
Trago
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(07-13-2017, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Saucycarpdog

It doesn't excuse a bullshit answer like this one but some devs ,I'm sure, don't want to use that answer because there are fanboys out there that believe the "Technical Limitations" excuse isn't a real excuse and usually accuse the dev or being lazy or it's a conspiracy.

At some point it might just be true of certain games though.
Mael
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(07-13-2017, 12:51 AM)

Originally Posted by Geno Breaker

Is this the daily Switch owners getting mad at third party devs thread? Not that it isn't justified sometimes but it's almost a meme at this point.

From my pov, it's more disbelief.
It puts into question how serious the people behind the game are if that's the guy they found selling the game.

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