GameMaker Studio 2, by YoYo Games, has signed a deal with Nintendo, meaning that games made on the platform can be directly exported to the Nintendo Switch. GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch edition is expected to launch Summer 2018.
This was shown off in today’s Direct, where it was shown that Undertale is coming to Nintendo Switch.
According to James Cox from YoYo Games,
“We’re thrilled to be entering into a relationship with Nintendo, with the opportunities this will bring to our game development community, and most importantly, the players themselves. Nintendo has been hugely supportive of bringing independent releases to the Nintendo Switch console, and this partnership will mean even more wonderful games are released on the platform. We’re working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 retains the already excellent functionality of the engine, and we are committed to supporting developers and studios who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo’s record-breaking console.”
More information about the release date and supported games will come later.