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The Witcher 3 graphics quality and resolution on Switch revealed

Published: 07:42, 15 June 2019
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will run at 540p in handheld mode and 720p dynamic resolution when docked. As expected, the game will look completely different when compared to PC, PS4 and Xbox, with low-res textures and less detailed environment.

Polish developer CD Projekt Red were quite busy on this year's E3 expo. The company finally revealed the release date for their much-anticipated sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 and also had a big surprise with Keanu Reeves announcement. 

Furthermore, they also had some news for Switch and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fans. As rumoured a few weeks back, CD Projekt Red are bringing the last game in The Witcher trilogy to Nintendo's hybrid console.

Of course, it's always good to see games being ported to as many platforms as possible, but many wondered if Switch is capable of running The Witcher 3 properly. Well, CD Projekt Red claim that the port should work just fine and they revealed the technical aspects of it, for those who are interested in resolutions and graphics quality.

Officially, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will run at 540p resolution in handheld mode and 720p with dynamic resolution enabled, on screen / docked mode. As for the graphics quality, the biggest difference from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can be seen in antialiasing, or lack of it, environmental details and overall, much lower resolution textures.

Still, for a game with such a vast open world, packed with details at almost every corner and such a huge number of NPCs, The Witcher 3 Switch port does look like an impressive feat, despite the obvious adjustments.

Also, it looks like The Witcher 3 will behave much better on Switch than some previous AAA ports like DOOM from 2016. However, for a closer look at the game, we'll have to wait a bit more, as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition on Nintendo's console arrives sometime in 2019.

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You can read more about the port's features , and check out the technical analysis and comparison with PS4 .

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