TechCrunch is reporting that Pokémon GO is going to be able to play on any platform.
As TechCrunch’s Patrick Klepek notes, the game is designed to run on a variety of devices, and the game’s developer, Niantic Labs, has previously stated that “Pokémon GO will run on all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Roku, Xbox One, and Windows 10.”
The company’s mobile game engine is also capable of running on iOS, and Google’s mobile search app, which runs on Android, will also work with Pokémon GO.
The catch is that it will need a Nintendo Switch to play it on.
There is currently no way to get Pokémon GO to work on the Nintendo Switch, and you will need to purchase a Nintendo Virtual Console (NVC) and an Android phone, but this may change soon.
Nintendo’s Switch was announced in June 2017, and while the company hasn’t released much info on the device, it has already released a version of the Switch.
The Switch will be the first Nintendo device to include a wireless charging dock, a microSD slot, and a fingerprint reader, so the Switch could be a perfect fit for Pokémon GO, but it’s unclear whether Nintendo will continue to sell the Switch as a standalone device or if it will simply launch a new Nintendo product line.
The company has also said that the Switch will support Pokémon GO on PC.
As with Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s handheld has been plagued by bugs, and it has had trouble getting a steady stream of new games to launch, and its Switch support is also likely to cause delays to the console’s launch.