During E3 2018, GamesIndustry spoke to 2K Games President David Ismailer about how WWE 2K18 and NBA 2K18 are doing.
Ismailer said the company was happy with how the games are selling on Nintendo Switch. He mentioned the extra download requirement for NBA 2K18 didn’t affect sales, and explained why it was necessary.
Check out his full comments below:
We’re really happy with our performance on NBA, and WWE. I think we are going to be continuing supporters of the Switch platform. A lot of the developers are huge fanboys of the Switch platform, so they really love developing for [it].
Our goal is to deliver the exact same experience. We don’t want to create a different and bifurcated experience for the Switch platform. In order to accomplish that goal–our games are very big–that was the requirement. If we wanted to deliver a different experience, or I would say a sub-standard experience… But when we initially started development on the Switch, the goal was to deliver the same experience you have on [other] consoles.
We must not forget that 2K Games is not bringing WWE 2K19 to Nintendo Switch this year, even though they really love developing for it. This wasn’t addressed during the interview.