The Nintendo Switch version of a live service game is shutting down forever, but the PlayStation and Xbox versions will remain playable. The news broke that Rogue Company is shutting down from the Nintendo Switch platform on June 20. Rogue Company is a free-to-play third-person shooter game developed by First Watch Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios, with the latter best known for projects like Paladins and Smite.
Rogue Company earned mostly positive reviews at the time of its release, and it is still played by a dedicated community to this day. However, the developers explained that it is ending support for the Switch version of Rogue Company because the port didn’t live up to their standards. Nintendo Switch gamers are encouraged to link their Hi-Rez account so they can keep their progress if they decide to migrate to the PC, PlayStation, or Xbox versions of Rogue Company after the shutdown.
While there were Switch-specific issues plaguing Rogue Company, it is still unclear whether the developers will resolve these issues in case the game was to release on a Switch successor console. No plans have been announced to bring Rogue Company to future Nintendo platforms, though, so fans of the game will still want to make sure they migrate to another platform if they want to keep playing it for the foreseeable future.
Overall, Rogue Company continues to receive updates that add new content to the shooter, so those that decide to stick with it on another platform should still have much to look forward to in the months and years ahead. If you’re a fan of free-to-play third-person shooter games, Rogue Company is a title worth exploring.