Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is no longer coming to Nintendo Switch

After the game's original release for PC, back in 2019, publisher Versus Evil announced at the time that Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire would get console ports for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

While the PlayStation and Xbox versions did see release in January 2020, word on the Switch version had been silent since.

After a few years of relative silence, today Eurogamer reports (via Reddit) that the Nintendo Switch version is no longer happening. In a post on Versus Evil's Discord channel, the following simple statement was made.

“Hey there! Unfortunately, after much deliberation, we have decided not to move forward with Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire for the Nintendo Switch.”

The reasoning for the cancelation has not been stated. However, for the Nintendo Switch release of the original Pillars title, Versus Evil is on record stating that hardware limitations prevented the publisher from providing sought-after updates on the game's performance. Perhaps similar struggles have contributed to the decision to cancel the sequel's port on the platform.