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

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DonFerrari said:

Possible to do? Yes. Easily done? Not at all.

But can give you a ballpark of what cuts may be needed to run it and if it wil be acceptable.

Well apparently it must be easy enough!  😏

Dunno, but at least is being done =]



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Just saw some of Digital Foundry's trailer analysis. It makes me think of Metal Gear Solid V on 7th gen, just a blurrier, muddier version of the same game.



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Well, it took quite a hit if we're honest...it's extremely blurry and textures are very low res....for my taste, it's an eyesore.
But, RDR on PS3 was an eyesore as well...so I guess if you're not bothered with that too much, it's the same TW3.

Personally, I would love to see downporting done some other way, with reworked art style, but that would be too expensive.



Why does it feel like some of you are pained by the notion that Nintendo Switch owners will get to play one of your sacred games?

Instead of - "Cool. Hope you guys enjoy it like we did".

We get - "I want it to be unplayable so bad I will spin a video about a potential version of said game just so I can indirectly mock your console".



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SpokenTruth said:
Why does it feel like some of you are pained by the notion that Nintendo Switch owners will get to play one of your sacred games?

Instead of - "Cool. Hope you guys enjoy it like we did".

We get - "I want it to be unplayable so bad I will spin a video about a potential version of said game just so I can indirectly mock your console".

Oh ,don't get me wrong, i'm pretty excited for it! it just looks much better than i expected, which is why i'm cautiously optimistic about the framerate.



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SpokenTruth said:
Why does it feel like some of you are pained by the notion that Nintendo Switch owners will get to play one of your sacred games?

Instead of - "Cool. Hope you guys enjoy it like we did".

We get - "I want it to be unplayable so bad I will spin a video about a potential version of said game just so I can indirectly mock your console".

Its relateable to being fan of a football club and wishing the other team absolutely the worst prime example feyenoord and ajax or liverpoop and the rest of england



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HoloDust said:
Well, it took quite a hit if we're honest...it's extremely blurry and textures are very low res....for my taste, it's an eyesore.
But, RDR on PS3 was an eyesore as well...so I guess if you're not bothered with that too much, it's the same TW3.

Personally, I would love to see downporting done some other way, with reworked art style, but that would be too expensive.

I was thinking the exact same thing. Maybe cel shaded graphics like BotW.

Instead it kinda just looks like MGSV on 7th gen. Functional but not great to look at.



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SpokenTruth said:
Why does it feel like some of you are pained by the notion that Nintendo Switch owners will get to play one of your sacred games?

Instead of - "Cool. Hope you guys enjoy it like we did".

We get - "I want it to be unplayable so bad I will spin a video about a potential version of said game just so I can indirectly mock your console".

This is the internet, get used to it.

We just went through an entire gen of people mocking X1 ports primarily for being less crisp than PS4 games. It only slowed down because X1X became the best port box and Switch has last gen era visuals in their ports.

Personally, I think these Switch ports are often an eyesore. I think its funny Nintendo fans get excited about them when you can play much better versions on other consoles. But whatever, I enjoy seeing what developers are accomplishing on limited specs. If you play games a lot away from home, then getting excited about Switch ports makes sense to me.

I also hope people stop saying porting ______ game to Switch is impossible. If it works on 8th gen then it works on Switch. The only debate is how bad might it look.



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SpokenTruth said:
Why does it feel like some of you are pained by the notion that Nintendo Switch owners will get to play one of your sacred games?

Instead of - "Cool. Hope you guys enjoy it like we did".

We get - "I want it to be unplayable so bad I will spin a video about a potential version of said game just so I can indirectly mock your console".

This is the internet, get used to it.

We just went through an entire gen of people mocking X1 ports primarily for being less crisp than PS4 games. It only slowed down because X1X became the best port box and Switch has last gen era visuals in their ports.

Personally, I think these Switch ports are often an eyesore. I think its funny Nintendo fans get excited about them when you can play much better versions on other consoles. But whatever, I enjoy seeing what developers are accomplishing on limited specs. If you play games a lot away from home, then getting excited about Switch ports makes sense to me.

Portability and a clear preference for Nintendo games as a primary system.

Can they play said games on something more powerful?  Yes.  Can PS4 base and Xbox One gamers play said games on something more powerful? Yes. Can PS4 Pro and X1X gamers play said games on something more powerful?  Yes.  So this asinine hate simply because it doesn't look as good as when you played it on your device is stupid. 



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Mr Puggsly said:
HoloDust said:
Well, it took quite a hit if we're honest...it's extremely blurry and textures are very low res....for my taste, it's an eyesore.
But, RDR on PS3 was an eyesore as well...so I guess if you're not bothered with that too much, it's the same TW3.

Personally, I would love to see downporting done some other way, with reworked art style, but that would be too expensive.

I was thinking the exact same thing. Maybe cel shaded graphics like BotW.

Instead it kinda just looks like MGSV on 7th gen. Functional but not great to look at.

Yeah, I think cel shaded would work much better, maybe Borderlands style.

But I guess it's a matter of ROI, cheapest way to do it is to downport it this way.