The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Switch has finally arrived, after many announcements and months of waiting. The wait for this version for Nintendo Switch seemed to go hand in hand with the wait for The Witcher series on Netflix, but Nintendo still delighted their fans earlier, while the series will probably come out in mid-December, 2019, according to leaks. Now that the game arrived on the most advanced handheld device of our time, natural comparisons are immediately drawn between the Switch version and others, and the entire web seems to agree on one thing – a bit blurry but still epic.
The WItcher 3: Wild Hunt release date was back in 2015, and the game arrived to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Needless to speak of its critical acclaim and commercial success for it is undoubtedly one of the most successful games in the past few years. It is praised for its gameplay and storytelling, and the merging of the two in an epic game of swords and magic, witches and hunts. It is developed by CD Projekt Red, a studio based in Warsaw, Poland, and it represents the crown of their success.
Now, each new title the studio developed was advancing upon the genre and better than the previous installment, especially when graphics are concerned. The third installment enjoyed high scores all over the web, getting 9 out of 10 or even 10 out of 10 on average, and its graphics and appearance were a big part of the game’s critical success. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were on par with the PC version.
Then 2017 came, Nintendo Switch launched and took its place as the #1 handheld device of our time. It featured many popular games right from the start and pretty soon, it was time for triple-A titles to consider porting their games to Switch or even develop some exclusives, as this entirely new market of opportunities has now opened. Thus, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Nintendo Switch was announced by 2019.
The game was just released and the whole internet is now ranting about its graphics, comparing it to versions from other platforms. Even several videos emerged, comparing different platform versions of the game and it is true, Nintendo Switch version is blurry and it has a toned-down approach on lighting and textures, no doubt about that. But, it is the current maximum of the handheld device development. If we look at Mortal Kombat 11 Switch, the differences are the same. Some sacrifices had to be made in order to bring such complex, big, and visually demanding games to a device that can fit in your pocket, and also help its battery life.
But, regarding the whole experience, The Witcher Switch is nothing short of an epic extravaganza it already is. The fans are delighted, nobody is regretting the investment, and everyone is happy. Even the harshest of critics admitted that this version is doing the best it can, producing the best possible experience under the circumstances. When you get a game as popular as this one, its toned-down version is naturally going to be compared with the previous ones, but the gaming experience, the atmosphere, and overall awesomeness which made it popular are all accounted for.