Is Hi-Fi Rush coming to Nintendo Switch? Here are the facts

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A report on changes within Xbox has fans speculating that games like Hi-Fi Rush are coming to the Nintendo Switch or maybe even PlayStation 5, but is it true?

Hi-Fi Rush was one of the sleeper hits of 2023. Despite zero marketing and being a complete swerve from the studio’s previous horror-based works, Hi-Fi Rush was a massive hit. The game is a seamless blend of rhythm and action games developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. Surprisingly, Hi-Fi Rush was launched on the very same day it was announced.

By August 2023, Hi-Fi Rush reached 3 million players across purchased copies and Game Pass subscriptions, proving that even shadow drops can still find success in the modern gaming scene. It’s a game that could break out on other platforms and fans are hopeful it might happen after a recent report.

Is Hi-Fi Rush coming to the Nintendo Switch?

There is no official confirmation that Hi-Fi Rush is coming to the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation.

Speculation stems from a statement made by Nate the Hate on his podcast, suggesting that a first-party Xbox game that was held among the best games of the year would be ported to competing platforms. He didn’t specifically point to Hi-Fi Rush or Nintendo Switch. Nate the Hate has accurately reported details on unannounced Nintendo releases on multiple occasions.

Hi-Fi Rush to the Switch makes sense, even though this is quite vague. Few Xbox first-person titles have been Game of the Year contenders, with the Forza series and Hi-Fi Rush being the only games to qualify despite what Bethesda says. Compared with Microsoft and Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have a cordial relationship as far as titans of the gaming industry go.

In February 2023, Microsoft announced a legally binding 10-year agreement with Nintendo. The agreement would ensure future Call of Duty titles would see a simultaneous Nintendo release with its Xbox counterpart. The last time a Call of Duty game was on a Nintendo console was with Call of Duty: Ghosts, back in 2013. This agreement was a show of goodwill from Microsoft to Nintendo.

Will Hi-Fi Rush get a sequel?

Tango Gameworks is open to developing a sequel to Hi-Fi Rush, but none has been confirmed.

Hi-Fi Rush had a non-conclusive ending that left the door open for a follow-up game or other media. Although the story of Hi-Fi Rush stands on its own, there’s enough intrigue to explore a potential sequel. 

Neither Tango, Bethesda, nor Xbox have confirmed any plans for anything new related to the game, but the game is arguably the greatest first-party success Microsoft has had in a long while. Given the runaway success of Hi-Fi Rush, it’s likely that there’s a franchise future for Hi-Fi Rush. Whether that’s a DLC or a full-on sequel remains to be seen. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.


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