Details on the resolution and download size for The Witcher 3 Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch.
Getting this game running on Switch seems nothing short of a miracle.
More than anything, it is a testament to the skill of CD Projekt Red. I wouldn't call it a miracle since any game can be scaled to meet the capability of the hardware: you could get The Witcher III to run on PS2 if you have the discs and downgrade to do so. The game would essentially need to be remade in that case, but you see my point. Having The Witcher III on Switch is a huge deal. It really shows how much developers are embracing Nintendo.
embracing nintendo? it just seems to me like easy money. the game is already made and its considered a masterpiece. switch is like 35 million potential users. drop some devs there and you can relaunch the game and keep people talking about the witcher. sounds like a no brainer to me. embracing nintendo would be to launch cyberpunk on switch.
It really shows how much the platform is making money.
its not a testament to the skill of CD project red because the switch port is being handled by Saber Interactive
Assassin Creed remaster did alright on switch maybe witcher could as well. Just a maybe.
LOL! why bother Even Witcher 3 on base PS4 was crap.
32GB like FFX? Interesting.. But how does it perform in handheld? That's the question
It's not cd project Red who's doing the port, read the article next time It's Saber interactive
vergilxx3, Two things... 1. I'm well aware CDPR is not handling the port directly; it wouldn't make sense because they're making Cyberpunk 2077 and, to my knowledge, they aren't split into teams. 2. Ports are traditionally done in consultation with the original developers -- good ports, anyway. Saber hasn't really been known to take the reins of such a massive undertaking as The Witcher, and I certainly do not believe the successful transition to Switch is within the scope of their skillset. So yes, I credit CDPR.
Nintendo fan "it's not about the graphics! It's about the mobility and convenience of playing it anywhere I want! Game Looks amazing for being able to play it handheld! So there! :-P" Copy and paste reasoning for every downgraded full priced year old game on switch....
@mikes, if it was crap on base PS4 which it wasn't, it must've been absolutely god awfull on base xbone then lol.
@mikeslemonade “LOL! why bother” “Even Witcher 3 on base PS4 was crap.“ The Nintendo troll strikes again. Nearly every article since E3. Keep up the hard work! There’s plenty of games to enjoy on Switch. Having The Witcher 3 is just a bonus.
^Witcher 3 ran kinda crappy on my 980ti back then. That’s why 30 frames on PS4 would have been crap, let alone the last gen Switch.
I'm sorry, but how is this a miracle? The game has literally been massively downgraded in every single area you can think of. This isn't a miracle, it's something that is possible with any game if the devs are interested enough in doing it.
I guess Nintendo fans dont care about bleeding edge visuals....so why do you? PS: Don't shoot the messenger!
@UltraNova But I didn't criticise the visuals, I just said that it's not a miracle that it's running on the Switch because of the downgrades. I actually think this is a good thing that it's on the Switch. I'm all in favour of gamers getting to play as many games as possible no matter what way they prefer to play.
Yeah, people are pretending not to notice the downgraded visuals, I don't believe them. It's a massive downgrade and painfully obvious. That's fine and certainly expected, but it's silly to pretend like this is some sort technical marvel.
I agree 100%. Any game can be ported if downgraded enough, but its portable, right..
If somebody told you 10 years ago you could play a game like Witcher 3 on what is essentially a fucking Gameboy you would laugh in their face. If you want visuals thats what literally every other platform is for. You want portability? Switch.
Yeah it's great, but really, anyone wanted to truly dive into this game should not be playing it on the Switch. Of course, if thats the only option..
You can get Witcher 3 running on a gameboy. Itll just look like crap like it does on the Switch.
Best looking handheld game I've ever seen. Just saying.
Miracles aren't ugly they're beautiful.
They did an amazing job when they ported Witcher 2 to 360. One of the most technically impressive games on the system.
Well it is checkerboard 720.
They might as well run Witcher 3 on the Nvidia Shield TV.
You actually writing a comment not trashing Xbox might be an even bigger miracle :)
Dynamic 720p is very much short of a miracle
Play the game on a platform it deserves to dive into its most full potential.
A high-end PC? Using your logic, there's no reason to play it on console in general.
Not a miracle , make the draw distance short , take a lot of details out and lower the resolution and you have a 12 year old PC or Switch game
I'm surprised they got it to run. You can clearly tell the graphics were toned down, but it actually doesn't look too bad considering the scale of the game.
I’m not so much concerned as to the resolution but as to what the frame rate situation will be like. If it’s 720p and at a stable 30fps... then I might consider the double dip, particularly to finally go through the DLC.
Both DLC’s are fantastic. Blood and wine might as well be a smaller but just as packed and lovingly made sequel. And hearts of stone is a great new questline/story with a bunch of new items and weapons. If you loved Witcher 3 you are going to be wondering why you didn’t dip back into these sooner.
This makes any other developer/publisher requiring downloads look like fools, since the entire Complete Edition fits on the 32GB cart.
I see what you mean, but for what its worth, nintendo actually pushed back the release of 32gb cards (and up) until earlier this year. so all games prior to that were only working with 16gb cards at most. plus, the GOTY addition is only like 40something gigs on ps4. scale back even some graphics and that saves a lot of space.
No, Dragon Quest Heroes came on 32GB cart at launch. 32GB carts been there since the start but just very costly. Nintendo is looking to release the 64GB cart this year.
Exactly. This better change how devs release their games now.
720ps fine for the handheld mode, it just better run good.
It is 540p in handheld and 720p in docked mode.
540p that's to low for some people.
Well, 540P is the same resolution as a Vita. So that's fine I guess. Better than Nintendo's own Xenoblade 2 in handheld. That thing is like 240P it looks awful in handheld. Torna looked fine tho.
@AspiringproGenji When did I or my guy/my clone make a promise that I have now changed?
Better wait for the digital foundry piece to confirm those 540p, since some not open world games have gone as low as 400p.
'The resolution was revealed to be dynamic 720p in docked mode while in handled, the game will have a limit of 540p.'.
So NXFather was right, it is checkerboard 720p in dockmode😉
Dynamic 720p not native 720p!
DYNAMIC! lool meaning it's gonna fluctuate looool how wildly... we shall leave that up to digital foundry to let us know
yay 2019! 720p good job Nintendo!, I mean daammnnn, yeah people keep glorifying Nintendo.
“yay 2019! 720p good job Nintendo!, I mean daammnnn, yeah people keep glorifying Nintendo.” Take your glorified home console and shrink it into a portable device and see what happens. I’m all for amazing graphics and high frame rates but I do realize what Nintendo Switch is.
You don't even recognize the fallacy you just used. Why would I want to see what happens when I have no interest in portable gaming. Y'all Nintendo fans get upset way too fast
@Cmv38 - Jin is saying that what do you expect. The system is 1/20th the size of a PS4 yet you expect parity.
@Cmv38 Dude who even are you and why are you upset?
“I have no interest in portable gaming.“ Then why are you commenting in a Nintendo Switch article? Lmao.
So wait.. whats gonna be the excuse when next gen people are streaming to portable devices..? games in MUCH higher framerates and graphical fidelity..? loool im just curious..? Literally like a year and a half from now..?
Switch is a home console dude. As Nintendo themselves state
Witcher 3 in handheld mode in 2019. Which other console can do that? And please, don’t just be a stupid troll and not reply people like you always do.
I would get this if there was a switch pro, might be a bit hard to justify otherwise unless they keep real close to those resolutions.
man this game's gonna be blurry as hell on the Switch. Almost like playing a PS2 game on an hdtv.
would it be though for people that never played the game, much less in high resolution??....i don't understand why people like to put so much weight on resolutions. if you were a devoted fan of a tv show and you watched it in 4k all the time and suddenly you find yourself in a house without a 4k tv would you not watch the show at all? some people are quite satisfied with what they have and 720p is just fine for a lot of people.🙄
Saw the trailer & I saw jaggies & some blurriness.