Hi-Rez announced some pretty exciting news for their FPS (first person shooter) Paladins. Having been in early access since September 2016, it was officially released on May 8th of this year. It has always been available for play on PC, PS4 and the Xbox One,but on June 12th it will be available on the Nintendo Switch for those who purchase the Founder’s Pack. The Founder’s Pack costs $30 and will give access to all currently playable characters and future characters as well. Pre-orders can be made through the Nintendo Switch store found here. For those who wish to wait, the free version of Paladins will be available on the Nintendo Switch this upcoming summer.

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With the release on the Nintendo Switch, they are also enabling cross-platform gaming between those on the Switch and Xbox One. Due to Sony’s crossover agreements it will not include the PS4 or PC. Hopefully this will open the door to more cross platform versions so console and PC players can be friends once again. Hi-Rez promises that even though the Switch is a less powerful console, Paladins players will not be able to see the difference and the game will run at 60 frames per second.

This is huge news on the Nintendo Switch front and will open doors for other games that may not have been thought of as Switch material. Fans of similar FPS games are starting to push for other big game companies to follow in Hi-Rez’s footsteps and get their games over. There have been rumors going on for the last few weeks as to what games will be ported over to the Switch. Paladins was one of the rumored games along with the super popular Fortnite by Epic Games. While we are going to have to wait for official announcements during E3 2018 for most of the Nintendo Switch rumors, Hi-Rez has definitely given us an early gift!



Julia Roth
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