I don't even see the point of this game releasing on Switch. It's a game that benefits a lot of having a big screen with good resolution to display Hogwarts on its fully glory. The biggest quality of the game is the immersion and absolutely gorgeous scenarios, both external and internal (the amount of details in classrooms, stores, etc are superior to anything I've ever seen in gaming) and having to deal with huge graphical compromises will really impact the quality of immersion. Without immersion everything else on this game just falls apart
The gameplay is very mid, absolutely do not stand out without the Wirzading World background to help selling it. The battles are fine, but will be an absolutely mess on Switch if they cannot keep framerate stable (which I'm 100% sure they can't btw)
Story is also mid, to not say outright boring. Remove Hogwarts and all giggles that comes with it and nobody would give a damn about the writing
Hope it just gets canceled. It's not good to have a instalbase of millions of people thinking a good game is awful because the system cannot run it in a acceptable state. Wait for Switch 2 and release it, can't be that far away
Switch is a massively popular system and Hogwarts Legacy is a massively popular game.
It's the same reason that saw Call of Duty get ports to the Wii, despite them having to be extensively downgraded to run on it.
Japan is also a factor; they love Harry Potter, but they do not love Playstation or Xbox.
Their CEO of games commented on this a few days ago: “We see the Switch version as a huge success due to its installed base and its fan base, with the Harry Potter franchise obviously attracting a really large audience globally. With markets like Japan where Nintendo is largely widespread and where Harry Potter is very strong in terms of popularity, we expect big results from the Switch version."
As for the game not being worth it if it's downgraded, it's worth bearing in mind that casual gamers don't care as much about graphics as more enthusiast gamers. Look at how popular Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are despite them looking and running like crap.
Canceling the Switch version and going for Switch 2 instead is certainly a possibility, but we have no clue when Switch 2 will come; Nintendo just confirmed it's not happening this Financial Year, so it could be as far off as end of 2024 or even 2025.
Last edited by curl-6 - on 13 May 2023