John Alas
Switch Version of Dragon Quest XI Delayed due to Unreal Engine 4
Westerners will have to wait a while for a handheld experience.
04.08.18 - 1:24 PM

The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is being delayed due to a necessary update for the game's Unreal Engine 4. Producer Hokuto Okamoto explained the delay during a PAX 2018 interview.

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It's true that the Nintendo Switch version is under development at this time. Specifically with regard to this development, this game was developed on the Unreal Engine, but the version for the Unreal engine needs to be updated, I suppose, in order to support the Nintendo Switch. In that sense, development is expected to take a very long time. It's still a long ways out.

Okamoto did reassure fans that the Switch version is still being planned for a Western release and that they decided against delaying the completed PS4 and PC versions in order for fans to experience the game sooner.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is scheduled to be released on September 4th for PlayStation 4 and PC. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more updates on the Dragon Quest series.