The Witcher 3 Switch Port Performance Details Confirmed
In what was certainly one of E3 2019’s more peculiar rumors, CD Projekt confirmed during Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Being a console designed for both portable and home gaming, many fans had even more questions about how it would run and just how good it would look. Thanks to some tweets from the official Witcher Twitter account, we finally have an answer.
Originally reported by GameSpot, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will run at a resolution of 540p while in handheld mode, and 720p while stationed on the Switch dock and with dynamic resolution enabled on screen, the official Witcher Twitter account confirmed.
That’s a somewhat significant step down from the console versions, and certainly a considerable step down from the PC version, but ultimately that’s not surprising since it’s designed for a mobile experience.
The Witcher Twitter account also confirmed that the game will come on a 32GB cartridge, but that does include everything, like the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansion packs, plus 16 additional pieces of DLC. No downloads are required, but it won’t support cross-saves, so you can’t take your current adventure on the go. For comparison, the PC version of The Witcher 3 was a little more than 50GBs.
The Witcher Twitter account also confirmed that what fans saw in the Nintendo Direct was captured from the Switch version of the game.