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The Switch version of Monster Energy Supercross won’t have a track editor or multiplayer

by Oliver BrandtFebruary 12, 2018

If you were thinking of dropping $80 Monster Energy Supercross later this week, you might want to think twice.

Monster Energy Supercross is set to launch on Tuesday on the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, but it seems like not all versions are created equal. Developer Milestone quietly revealed on the game’s official website that the track editor — one of the major selling points of the game — will not be available on the Nintendo Switch version of the game. This is despite the Switch logo appearing in the track editor announcement trailer, where there is no mention of the Switch version missing out.

In addition to this, Vooks has been able to confirm that the Switch version of the game does not feature multiplayer of any kind — neither local or online — and will be entirely a single player experience. Many suspected this was the case when the eShop listing showed up in the Coming Soon section; despite the game having up to 12 player online multiplayer on other platforms, the eShop listing only showed 1 player. eShop listings tend to change prior to launch, but it seems like this time it was right on the money.

This isn’t the first time this has happened, either. Late last year, Milestone brought MXGP3 to the Switch, a game which featured online multiplayer on PS4 and Xbox One but was omitted in the Switch version of the game. Milestone did not respond to a request for comment in time for publishing.

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About The Author
Oliver Brandt
Digital game collector, impulse spender, and news editor. I write reviews and report on cool Nintendo stuff. Also the number one Minecraft guy on the team. Mine Cart Madness is the worst thing to happen to video games.
  • SkullKrusher
    February 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Why they bothered to release both of these shitful games on the Switch is beyond me, and then to downgrade them also! WTF??? Why bother???

  • Jonathan
    February 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    The game is out Tuesday in Australia? If you’re gonna be pretentious enough to call yourself a video game journalist maybe you should commit to research?

    • February 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Yup, we got the days mixed up, it happens from time to time when you’re tired. Totally my bad, it’s been fixed now.
      It’s a bit of a shame that you’d let one tiny, insignificant mistake get in the way of engaging with the actual story, but that’s just the way some people are I guess. Enjoy your day.

    • Aaron
      February 12, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Fuck off, prick.

  • Jonathan
    February 12, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    A shame indeed. No need to get all up tight about a small error.

  • Oliver Phommavanh
    February 13, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Agreed, I think you’re doing a great Job Oliver B.
    Back to the main point, I am worried that we are going to get gimped third party games like this. I never had any interest in this, but If I saw it cheap I might…but not after knowing it’s not the complete version. Shame.

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