Will Ori and the Wisps get a Switch Port?
Since launching in February of this year Ori and The Will of the Wisps has become one of the Xbox One’s most critically acclaimed titles this generation. Commercially the game has also had huge success recently surpassing over two million players, no doubt owing some thanks to Xbox Game Pass which has recently been shown to have an impact on sales figures.
— Ori the Game (@OriTheGame) June 24, 2020
With Ori and The Will of the Wisps being a successful follow up to 2015’s Ori and The Blind Forest, which was also ported to the Nintendo Switch, there were always going to be questions regarding further sequels and Switch ports. Luckily developers Moon Studios were happy to answer these and more in a recent Reddit AMA.
When questioned about a potential sequel or another game set in the Ori world the developer replied, “We really felt that we told the story that we wanted to tell – Ori’s story – across the two games. It’s really Ori’s journey, and we’re happy with where it ended and what we wanted to say through telling that story. If you’ve finished the game, you can see that we’ve left the door cracked open a bit for a potential continuation, though we don’t have anything specific to share at this point and time.” Answering a further question however the team replied “Nibel and Niwen are both filled with storytelling possibilities”.
Another user then asked the question on everybody’s lips regarding a possibility of a Nintendo Switch port to which Moon Studios replied “We love the Switch! But right now we don’t have anything to share when it comes to Ori and the Will of the Wisps port. If it were to ever happen though I can tell you that it would be extremely difficult port to make it run at 60fps that’s for sure!”. This unfortunately means that if a port were to happen, some sacrifices would ultimately have to be made, likely leaving Ori feeling less special.
So it looks like bad news for Ori fans with no direct sequel or Switch ports in the works however Moon Studios refused to rule out a spinoff based in the lands of Nibel and Niwen.