Dragon Quest XI was announced way back in 2015 when the system was still called “NX” but we haven’t heard much since then. Recently, Polygon asked Hokuto Okamoto for an update on the Switch version
“We’re still making it. I can’t say anything more.”
Polygon followed up by asking about what accounted for the extra development time.
“When we first announced [Dragon Quest 11], the Switch hadn’t come out yet, and the development kit also wasn’t finalized. The hardware specs weren’t out yet, but we were like, ‘We can manage this. We can put this out on the Switch.’”
Okamoto and the rest of the team need to finish “taking care of all those many things” that need adjustments before Dragon Quest XI lands on Switch.