Revealed: Here’s the resolution of The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch

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While the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Switch was easily one of the worst-kept secrets of the year, we were all still very surprised when Nintendo announced the game’s release during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. The game was originally launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2015 and received some of the best reviews of the year.

However, fans were concerned about the game’s technical aspects. After all, The Witcher 3 was one of the prettiest games when it launched. Given the Switch’s power disadvantage versus the PS4, many were concerned that the Switch port would be inferior. The Switch version’s reveal trailer certainly appeared to have lower graphical quality than the original, too. Just how much would CD Projekt Red have to downgrade this port to make it work on Switch?

The Witcher’s resolution

Today, CD Projekt Red answered these questions via Twitter. The game will run at 540p when played portable and 720p when docked, with dynamic resolution enabled.

If the game manages to stay at a consistent 30fps while at 720p resolution, that would be quite impressive for a Switch port.

That said, The Witcher 3 wouldn’t be the first successful AAA port to make its way to the Switch. Bethesda’s Doom and Wolfenstein games have been released to the Switch, with upcoming titles also planned for release. In the past, both Doom and Wolfenstein ran respectably on the platform.

The download size

CD Projekt Red also announced the download size for those looking to download The Witcher 3 off the eShop. The game will take up roughly 32GB.

Will you be checking out The Witcher 3 when it arrives on Nintendo Switch? How do you feel about this resolution goal for the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.