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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Interview with CD Projekt Red on bringing Witcher 3 to Switch

I have not purchased this game yet, but it is currently #2 on my list of "Games I plan to purchase when I am ready to play them."
Number 1 is Dragon Quest 11.
Then Number 3 is Fire Emblem.

Animal Crossing and Breath of the Wild 2 could get in the way of the list if they come out before I finish up all of the adventure/RPG games I am currently working on. Kind of like Ring Fit Adventure just did.



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Also nice to hear that Nintendo was very helpful and supportive during the game's development; they used to have a not-so-good rep in this department, so good to know they're improving in terms of working with third parties.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

I gotta say, this is very commendable for a third party developer that not only understands the key features of the Switch, but embraces them to the point of making sure the game(s) they are porting is the best it can be.

The Witcher 3 probably was expensive to port given the depth and complexity of the game, itself, and the 32GB cart. I have given my support for CD Projekt Red by buying the Switch version (though I have not played it yet). I hope other developers who are considering porting games on Switch will take note on putting some more effort on these port developments. Hell, take DQXIS as another example of a competent port on Switch. The Switch audience want great games on Switch just like on any other platform. Ports are not a bad thing. Just make sure the port is competent and runs the best it can on the platform it releases on.

Third party games can succeed on Switch if the third party developers are willing to go through the process of development the right way instead of half-assing it or just doing for a quick buck (i.e., FIFA, some of Capcom's ports, Ark: Survival Evolved, and WWE 2K 18). If it doesn't work, that's fine, don't develop it any further.

FWIW, The Witcher 3 is in the top 10 of the best sellers list on Nintendo Switch's US eshop (based on what I saw recently) so I hope it means its doing well.



mZuzek said:
I don't understand how a company can be so nice.

It's rare to be sure. Just an example that popped into my head as I was mulling over my top 50 for "the list": Dead Nation was a huge favorite for me on the PS3, and when it came to the Vita, PS3 owners got it with cross buy for free. This was, I think, without looking, at least 3 years after the PS3 version launched. I can't recall such a big time gap between releases having implemented cross-buy. Just looked it up. It was 4 years, and Dead Nation has a 68 on MC for the Vita. Unbelievable. I feel like I want to riot.

More on topic: CDPR is very lovely.



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The Switch makes for a good console in terms of RPGs and open world games. I would have never finished Dark Souls or BotW on a home console due to my hectic schedule. I am paying Dragon's Dogma now on the Switch. The portability makes it the perfect system for grinding. It took me 8 months to finish RDR2 because of the lack of portability of my PS4 lol.