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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Digital Foundry: Zombie Army 4 on Switch, "A Next Level Impossible Port"

The game manages to hit the same 1080/30fps target as PS4 when docked as well as 720p/30fps in portable mode with only rare drops to either spec, while handling the same 80-100 zombies on screen at a time.



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Shows how much optimsation matters.
with beefy hardware, som devs get lazy about optimsation.

hats off for them putting in real effort on the switch port.



JRPGfan said:

Shows how much optimsation matters.
with beefy hardware, som devs get lazy about optimsation.

hats off for them putting in real effort on the switch port.

Yeah it really goes to show just how much mileage you can get out of tinkering with a game's code at a low level and really getting into granular optimizations instead of just cutting a game down until it runs.

For those technically inclined, the same studio gave a great interview last year about how they ported Sniper Elite 4 to the Switch so well, and it's worth a watch if you're interested in this sort of thing.

Our "Sniper Elite 4" Journey: Lessons in Porting AAA Action Games to the Nintendo Switch | NVIDIA On-Demand

I'd honestly say Rebellion North are among the very best in the business when it comes to porting games to Switch from stronger hardware.

Beyond being a masterclass in porting, Zombie Army 4 on Switch is also just a really fun game and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for some satisfying, meaty action.

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