The Witcher 3 will indeed get a Nintendo Switch port. It’s official: Geralt of Rivia is heading to a portable platform. (And from the Switch, it’s just one jump over to the iOS/Android duo… but let us not give CD Projekt RED ideas!)
Back on May 28, we had our doubts about the possibility of a rumoured The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition for the Nintendo Switch. Allow us to quote ourselves: „If Nintendo does announce a port of the game in June during its Nintendo E3 Direct, then we’ll gladly eat the humble pie regarding Geralt moving to a new platform. Until then, we’ll take this with a huge grain of salt.” We’re happy to eat that pie – during the Nintendo E3 Direct, the port got announced!
The Nintendo Switch isn’t as powerful as the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One, so don’t expect the game to run on a 1080p resolution with 60 frames per second. Forget about it – 1080p is not going to happen, and it was confirmed by none other than the official Twitter account of The Witcher, which said the following: „540p handheld, 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled, on screen.”
It doesn’t sound too bad: we have seen ARK: Survival Evolved’s Switch port (which we will always bring up as a bad example of a Switch port) drop as low as 360p. If CD Projekt RED pulls off the impossible, and the result won’t be terrible, then they will not only have another run of cash with their game from 2015 (where it already sold in the tens of millions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC), but they will also get the Switch another classic title.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, which will include both expansions, will be about 32 GB on the Switch (with no cross-save support), will launch later this year on Nintendo’s portable platform.