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Digital Foundry Analysis: In Theory: The Witcher 3 on Switch - Is A Port Actually Possible?

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SpokenTruth said:
HollyGamer said:

You did not answer my question!!!!!

You're going to ask me if I watched a video wherein I just referenced a specific time in said video?

OK stop with your circle jerking blaming  me. Let's just start the discussion.  It's  Cleary  Richard said the games will be very difficult and challenging to port and will have massive downgrade , and it will be hard to enjoy . So it's the same with "It can run but it's hardly playable and it will look different " . 

So the question is , do you even try to downplay my analysis ability on giving a conclusion ??? 



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HollyGamer said:
SpokenTruth said:

You're going to ask me if I watched a video wherein I just referenced a specific time in said video?

OK stop with your circle jerking blaming  me. Let's just start the discussion.  It's  Cleary  Richard said the games will be very difficult and challenging to port and will have massive downgrade , and it will be hard to enjoy . So it's the same with "It can run but it's hardly playable and it will look different " . 

So the question is , do you even try to downplay my analysis ability on giving a conclusion ??? 

Uh, yes.  Because at the 11 minute mark he referenced CD Projekt Red reworking Witcher II for the X360 with great success but addressing the hardware directly rather than doing a direct port.



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SpokenTruth said:
HollyGamer said:

OK stop with your circle jerking blaming  me. Let's just start the discussion.  It's  Cleary  Richard said the games will be very difficult and challenging to port and will have massive downgrade , and it will be hard to enjoy . So it's the same with "It can run but it's hardly playable and it will look different " . 

So the question is , do you even try to downplay my analysis ability on giving a conclusion ??? 

Uh, yes.  Because at the 11 minute mark he referenced CD Projekt Red reworking Witcher II for the X360 with great success but addressing the hardware directly rather than doing a direct port.

But then he said , if it's made by The same developer and do some rework on the engine is still possible but still will look different, then he said again that the main developer is working on another games cyber punk 2077 and it's impossible to do on Switch port. 

And also The witcher 3 to Switch this gen =/= The witcher 2 PC to Xbox 360 last gen. Xbox 360 is very powerful hardware and are in equal terms of power to PC at that time. While Switch is not even a desktop PC level GPU if it's compared with today standard. 



hunter_alien said:
Or, it could be completely remade in a new engine? I don't know how viable that option is, but it could pay off.

A port, sure. But start from scratch for Switcher 3? I'm gonna say no. Not viable, and won't pay off.



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Or it could be witcher 3 just in old gen graphics, then it would certainly be plausible.



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This bullshit debate again. Can we just finally admit that it's not a matter of possibility and never was and never will be? Technically every single game past and future can be ported to every single device past and future. It's a matter of feasibility and fidelity. That matter wouldn't come up if the Switch wasn't such a restricted system but it does because it is.

If I see one more person unable to distinguish between possibility and feasibility I'm gonna strangle someone.



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HollyGamer said:
Conina said:

„Conclusion :It can , but the graphic will make the games look different and unplayable“

No, that ain‘t DF‘s conclusion!

He only says that it won‘t be an easy port and that some areas would have to be reworked.

which is the same 

No! DF showed that the unoptimised PC version runs problematic on similar PC hardware (with a bloated Windows-OS in the background).

Your conclusion: the Switch version would be unplayable.

These are totally different things.



Conina said:
HollyGamer said:

which is the same 

No! DF showed that the unoptimised PC version runs problematic on similar PC hardware (with a bloated Windows-OS in the background).

Your conclusion: the Switch version would be unplayable.

These are totally different things.

but at the same time, the low spec PC is still more powerful than the Switch.  



Digital Foundry said that a port of The Witcher 3 on Switch is possible, but it would take huge effort and reworking in some areas. It is implied that the effort and the reworking are needed to make the game enjoyable, not to make the game run. If you don't touch anything and port it straight to the Switch, the game itself can run no problem, but it would do it with a beyond terrible framerate.

What the OP says is just a flat out lie. If he said it because he wants to throw some shit around or because he is not able to understand what DF says on the video, I don't know...

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They did the same with Doom, and they admitted Panic Button went further and made a better port of what they were expecting.



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