There's an old adage in professional wrestling that no matter how terrible a potential match may be, it's best to just "get them in ring." And in many ways, that philosophy was practiced for the Nintendo Switch port of WWE 2K18. With woeful dips to a 540p resolution, sputtering 20 frames per second, prolonged slow down, missing game modes, and heavily reduced texture quality, 2K18 is considered one of the worst optimized games on the console.
Following this subpar port, 2K has announced this falls WWE 2K19 will be skipping the Nintendo Switch all together. In a statement, 2K Games told PowerUpGaming.Co.Uk “WWE 2K19 will not be available on Nintendo Switch. 2K is focused on making the best possible experience for WWE 2K fans and will continue evaluating all opportunities to deliver the franchise across additional platforms.”
This is the first high profile franchise to forgo the Switch after previously supporting it. The hybrid console has been a meteoric hit with consumers, selling over 15 million units within it's first year alone. However the systems unique portability has come at the cost of raw horsepower, with half the memory and 2/3rds the clock speed of it's competitors.
WWE 2K19 will still arrive on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 9th. Ealier this week 2K Games reviled Ronda Rousey as a pre-order bonus character alongside the previously announced Rey Mysterio.