The Witcher 3 Developer Is Still ‘Proud’ of the Switch Port Despite Trade-Offs

The Witcher 3: Complete Edition was announced for Nintendo Switch during E3 2019 last week, and developer CD Projekt Red says it is “proud” of the port quality even with certain parts of the game having to be altered to get it running on the system.

In an interview with VGC, CD Projekt Red’s Alvin Liu said that they “understand that there were hardware trade-offs” when bringing it to Switch, including having to reduce foliage in the scenery and lower some of the draw distances, but that he thinks “it still looks amazing.”

Liu also confirmed that the Switch version wouldn’t be missing any content from the base game or its expansions, explaining that “the biggest changes that we made involve the user interface, and how you interact is a bit different on the Switch compared to other versions.” This comes after last week’s confirmation that The Witcher 3 will run at 540p in handheld mode and 720p while docked – though the latter will dynamically change to keep the framerate stable, which means it will potentially dip below 720p at times.

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