During E3 2018, Polygon asked Dragon Quest XI director Takeshi Uchikawa and producers Hokuto Okamoto and Hikari Kubota on the status of the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI.
Okamoto told Polygon they were still making it and couldn’t comment any further. While they didn’t mention how much longer Switch fans had to wait, Okamoto explained:
When we first announced [Dragon Quest 11], the Switch hadn’t come out yet, and the development kit also wasn’t finalized. The hardware specs weren’t out yet, but we were like, ‘We can manage this. We can put this out on the Switch.’
As Polygon continued to press for answers, Okamoto kindly asked them to stop asking about when Dragon Quest XI will come to Nintendo Switch.