The rumours of The Witcher 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime this year were confirmed at E3. However, with this announcement came many questions about how exactly the Switch port will look, run and fit on the console. A few more details have recently surfaced about the upcoming port answering some of these queries.
CD Projekt Red’s has confirmed that the game will run at 540p in handheld (undocked) mode and will run at a dynamic 720p resolution in docked mode. It seems that technical cuts have been made to make the game work though. One of the biggest compromises involve the game’s visuals, which seem to be similar to visuals seen on the lowest settings on PC. They also confirmed that the game will come on a 32GB cartridge, however, it is unclear whether the cartridge will include the expansion content. The developer has also confirmed that there will be no cross-saves between different versions. It was also confirmed that the footage shown in trailer was taken from the Nintendo Switch.
The Witcher 3 released in 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC and is widely regarded as one of the greatest RPGs of modern times. The Switch port is being handled by Saber Interactive (World War Z) in close cooperation with CD Projekt Red. This will also be the first Witcher game to make its way to a Nintendo console. Although it’s a mature game, it isn’t the first of its nature to make it to the console.
It’s safe to say that The Witcher 3 will be one of Nintendo’s most daring ports ever but if they pull it off, it could truly mean that every game can come to the Nintendo Switch.
Are you excited about The Witcher 3 coming to the Switch?