"Red Dead Redemption 2" and "Mass Effect: Andromeda" will reportedly not be available on the Nintendo Switch, according to the respected leaker and rumormonger Laura Dale.
According to Game Rant, a recent live stream featured Laura Dale, and when she was asked about "Red Dead Redemption 2" and "Mass Effect: Andromeda," she said that it is unlikely for the games to make it to the Switch. Dale did not mention any specifics, but the reason behind her opinion is through her knowledge regarding the unannounced details for the Switch.
Despite the fact that Dale did not mention any specific souces, with regards to "Red Dead Redemption 2," she mentions that Rockstar Games always had a rocky relationship with Nintendo. As for "Mass Effect: Andromeda," the Wii U version of "Mass Effect 3" had a low volume of sales, which might discourage EA from releasing it on the Switch.
These are still rumors, but they are not without substance as the evidence is seen on what is already known about the platform and Nintendo's history. No "Grand Theft Auto" title has been released on any Nintendo console except "Chinatown Wars" on the DS. With that, Rockstar simply lacks trust in Nintendo's consoles.
However, according to Gaming Bolt, it could be possible that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is not as reasonable. The reason "Mass Effect 3" on the Wii U flopped was because the "Mass Effect Trilogy" was released at the same time on the Xbox 360 with the same price.
Regardless, Triple-A titles such as "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" will likely come to the console, and it is an encouraging trend. However, after the Wii U's less-than-stellar performance, Nintendo will have to prove a lot before it can persuade third-party publishers to return to them. As such, while these are still rumors, all expectations must be kept within reason.
The Nintendo Switch is set to be released sometime in March.