PUBLISHED: 14:23, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:36, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
Nintendo Switch gamers look to have been handed a fresh games blow, with a rumoured exclusive in the works for the Switch believed to have been canned. The Nintendo Switch has been out for over two and a half years, and in that time has built up an enviable library of exclusive titles. From Super Mario Odyssey, to Pokemon Sword and Shield, to BREATH OF THE WILD, to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, to Splatoon 2 - the list goes on and on.
There’s virtually something for everyone with even more big Switch exclusives lined up in 2020 such as Animal Crossing New Horizons.
But there’s one rumoured Switch exclusive that looks like it won’t be heading to the hit hybrid console.
Last year rumours emerged that beloved franchise Ridge Racer would be making a return on the Nintendo Switch.
It was rumoured that Ridge Racer 8 was in the works at Bandai Namco and that it would be exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch exclusive cancelled? Iconic franchise 'scrapped' on Switch (Image: NINTENDO • GETTY)
This was spotted by YouTuber Doctre81 who found a LinkedIn listing that seemed to reveal the existence of Ridge Racer 8.
The LinkedIn page for a Bandai Namco ‘lead designer’ mentioned three projects they were working on.
One of these was Ace Combat 7, the other an action IP that’s a first person shooter (seemingly Metroid Prime 4) and the other was Ridge Racer 8.
The profile previously said that Ridge Racer 8 was “exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.”
Ridge Racer 8 was rumoured to be in development for the Nintendo Switch (Image: BANDAI NAMCO)
However, Doctre81 is back with another video after spotting interesting updates on LinkedIn.
Firstly, the LinkedIn profile that originally mentioned Ridge Racer 8 has now been changed to refer to an “unannounced racing IP”.
Which is curious in itself. And Doctre81 has spotted another LinkedIn profile which seems to reveal that Ridge Racer 8 for the Switch has been scrapped.
A LinkedIn page for a senior software engineer that previously worked at Bandai Namco seems to reveal this.
The LinkedIn page mentioned that the engineer worked on two “unannounced and cancelled games using