If they throw enough resources at the problem, perhaps they can achieve a Sniper Elite 4/Zombie Army 4 type miracle where it comes eerily close to PS4/Xbone through intensive low level optimization. The end result could be similar to something like Witcher 3 or World War Z on Switch.
The genius behind Sniper Elite 4 and Zomby Army 4 (same dev) is that they didn't take the "put everything at ultra low and agressive DRS and AA will do the rest, they decided to optimize the games without using DRS and that's why they run at 1080p@30fps just as the PS4 version
Yeah Rebellion North are low key the best Switch porting studio in the world, their later works are absolute sorcery in how well they replicate PS4 games on much less powerful hardware. No aggressively low resolution, no muddy textures, no nasty pop-in, no stuttering framerate.
In their case, they have a highly skilled team who are given the time and resources they need to make the Switch version the best it can be. With Hogwarts Legacy, there's no telling how much they'll invest in the Switch version; will they go to the trouble of carefully optimizing and tweaking it, or will they only have the budget to just cut it down until it runs?
Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 May 2023