Grand Theft Auto V Gets Unofficial Nintendo Switch Port! [VIDEO]

Modders have made Grand Theft Auto V work on the Big N’s hybrid platform, resulting in an unofficial port for Nintendo Switch, which was inexplicably left out of the game’s target platforms…


Grand Theft Auto V was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014, PC in 2015, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox series in 2022. The Nintendo Switch was left off the list, not because we forgot, but because Rockstar and Take-Two simply did NOT port the game to that platform, despite the huge demand for the game (and its online segment, Grand Theft Auto Online), which could have made them millions in sales.

Although Nintendo portrays itself and its products as mostly family-friendly, there have been examples of adult games being released. Most recently, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was released for the Switch in 2021. One might have hoped that Rockstar would bring Grand Theft Auto V to the portable platform, but a Rockstar leak in December confirmed that the company had no such plans. As a result, fans began to implement the port, which is now bearing fruit.

Superstar South Studios, a group of modders, started this port, and in their tweet you can see how it runs on Switch, which is a milestone. Previously, Grand Theft Auto V would crash before starting. Now that the bank robbery prologue is playable, it will be interesting to see how the open-world part becomes playable, which is much more demanding on the hardware. Although the footage is choppy, the modders have shown that it’s better natively because the console’s performance is better.

The graphics have degraded a bit, and in some places the texture quality shows it. However, the trade-off was necessary due to the performance of the Switch hardware. The source code for Grand Theft Auto V was leaked in December, and that’s why the port might be coming. Then Take-Two comes along and does the boring cease and desist.

Source: GameRant

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