In recent days, a rumor has emerged that points to the possibility that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released on the Nintendo Switch. In GamesFreeWe have not echoed this possibility since the sources were not at all reliable (but it can not be true), but the Digital Foundry group has an interesting report about it. It does not confirm or deny the possibility, it does not enter into that, but it does provide very curious details about whether the port would be technologically feasible.
“Let’s face it, the idea that Nintendo Switch can support the conversion of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seems almost ridiculous”, start text very honestly. & Quot; We would be talking about a really massive video game that challenges the Nintendo hardware at many levels “.
What are these challenges? ” The scale of the project is gigantic, we would be talking about a port of a massive game that challenges hardware at many levels, comes from platforms with much more CPU and with much more memory, “they comment in the text. ” In addition, the CD Projekt game offers an unusual graphic density ”
With DOOM in Switch we asked ourselves how they had achieved it. Yes, in the special one also points out aspects that bring some hope, like other conversions that seemed impossible to a few months ago. ” When we first played DOOM in 2016 for Switch, we asked ourselves how Panic Button had managed to offer that kind of port, “they commented from Digital Foundry.” The game was viable by reducing the rate of images per second and reducing graphic Features to a minimum, in addition to introducing to dynamic resolution “.
Doing different tests with The Witcher 3, and trying to build a relatively computer Similar to the technical specifications of the Nintendo hybrid console, they claim that to have a resolution of 720p the result is that of “a terrible rate of images per second below 20fps”.
In the video speaks of the possibility of making it work with a graphic quality set at low scales, and with a resolution of 576p to ensure that “it is not exactly a game to teach”, but that “it is still recognizable as The Witcher 3”; and gives “hopes of a very scalable experience.” The article concludes with the fact that all this ” is just theory “, an d it is also explained that ” if the rumor ends up being true ” it would be “an incredible achievement for a hardware oriented mainly towards mobility”.
As we have already made clear, the rumors of a possible version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch are remote because of the scarce reliability of the sources. However, it is very interesting that this type of possibilities feature articles and videos about hardware as fascinating as these.