A few moments ago, we shared with you that Civilization VI is getting Hotseat Mode and two more expansions on Nintendo Switch in the future.
Besides this, Aspyr addressed player demands for online multiplayer on Nintendo Switch. The company confirmed they have absolutely no plans to bring online multiplayer to Switch, as it takes “considerable effort” to implement it.
Here is their full reason:
“It sounds basic, until you realize that both private and public games required significant back end work.
Civ VI on desktop utilizes Steam for things like friends lists (required for private games) and server listing (required for public games). Implementing these things per unique system takes considerable effort. I’m aware the Switch has some of those systems, but it’s still requires custom implementation.
The Mac App Store version and iOS version do not have online multiplayer for similar reasons.”
What do you think of their reason?