The Witcher 3: Complete Edition announced for Nintendo Switch, coming 2019

SRTtoZ

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That's insane. I don't have hope for the framerate though once you leave the starting area.
 

Strike

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So it's real. At least we now have an answer as to what a Witcher 3 port on the Switch would look like.
 

baltikr1s

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I can't wait for Digital Foundry saying that switch port doesn't look that bad compared to ps4 pro version, which is what they said about Warfame, but... It was massive bullshit.
I have downloaded Warfame on Switch and it looks and runs horrible, so can't wait!

On the other hand, if it will run bad and look shit, it will be funny to read and listen to witcher fanboys who might try to defend it at all costs haha
 

Orbit

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Nov 21, 2018
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This is pretty much what I thought it would have to look like to run on the Switch, but I'm still suprised they pulled that shit off.
same here. still nervous about framerate/how it will run overall, though. it already struggles to run on consoles and with all of the processing that has to go on during world roaming, it will be interesting to see what happens. CD Projekt needing that extra cash flow lol.
 
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I can't wait for Digital Foundry saying that switch port doesn't look that bad compared to ps4 pro version, which is what they said about Warfame, but... It was massive bullshit.
I have downloaded Warfame on Switch and it looks and runs horrible, so can't wait!

On the other hand, if it will run bad and look shit, it will be funny to read and listen to witcher fanboys who might try to defend it at all costs haha
Not as funny as when people eventually go on to say that of course a not so demanding game like The Witcher 3 could run on the Switch
 

Mr Swine

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I can't wait for Digital Foundry saying that switch port doesn't look that bad compared to ps4 pro version, which is what they said about Warfame, but... It was massive bullshit.
I have downloaded Warfame on Switch and it looks and runs horrible, so can't wait!

On the other hand, if it will run bad and look shit, it will be funny to read and listen to witcher fanboys who might try to defend it at all costs haha
Warframe looks pretty good. Are you thinking of when it was released?
 

Rybosome

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Oct 27, 2017
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I did some Witcher 3 on PS4 but never got more than maybe 5 - 10 hours in. Having the option of playing this on Switch sounds pretty great...I'm sure I'll buy it and never finish it.
 

linkboy

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Oct 26, 2017
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I'm just dumbfounded that it's real. Like it's running on a freaking handheld. That blows my mind.
 

Kyoufu

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Please don't let Potatoble Edition be your first experience of this game. For the love of god.
 

take_marsh

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This seems like a "play docked at your own risk" kinda game since the graphical downgrades will be extremely apparent on a 35"-65" screen.

I'm very much in for a replay on-the-go of this game. It's so good.
 

LazyLain

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You know what’s worse than being excited about a port you’ll never play? Whining about a port you’ll never play.

I think the graphics look surprisingly acceptable, so this could be a great option for Switch players who might not have any other means of playing it.
 

benzopil

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Will be nice to play this for the first time without loud as fuck PS4 and without trophies. Day one.
 

Matterhorn

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So a bit of fog, low res textures, reduced foliage and a worse draw distance. Meh. Even if it runs at 20fps, I still get to play Witcher 3 on my switch, which means I get to play it while commuting, while watching tv(or when someone else is watching tv), in bed, on the couch, on a plane, whatever. Which is the whole point and exactly why this is awesome. I’m there day one.

Skyrim was also a much worse version of the game that I already had on my pc, without mods, without pretty graphics, same game I played years ago and already dumped hundreds of hours into, etc. Yet I still added another 150+ hours into it because it’s super convenient and still fun. This will be exactly the same; maybe I’ll actually get around to playing the DLC or finishing the game now(stopped on pc when I started sailing around the islands and got bored).

Also, Gwent. Likely to spend more time playing it than the game proper anyway.
Couldn't have said it any better myself!
 
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Phantom Thief

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Since it's running at 1/10th of the original resolution it's going to be a lot smaller obviously.
Not having 1080p assets (I assume) obviously means it's smaller, plus some cool compression tech can help further, but the largest available Switch cartridge right now is 16GB. 32GB is available in limited quantities, and extremely expensive.
NO compression could bring this down to 16GB.
 

Lizardus

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Not having 1080p assets (I assume) obviously means it's smaller, plus some cool compression tech can help further, but the largest available Switch cartridge right now is 16GB. 32GB is available in limited quantities, and extremely expensive.
NO compression could bring this down to 16GB.
Steam install is showing 51GB for me.
 

patientx

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This includes both story expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, as well as all 16 free DLCs.
In addition to the game card housing the entirety of the Complete Edition’s content, the box will also come with a set of physical goodies: The Witcher Universe compendium, game map, and stickers.
Now, the real question is, can they really do all these without requiring a mandotary download later ?
 

linkboy

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Please don't let Potatoble Edition be your first experience of this game. For the love of god.
Why, not everyone has a top of the line PC. I played the game on my launch model PS4 and that's far from the best version of the game. If the Switch is the only system a person has, I'd rather they get to enjoy the Switch version rather then miss out on the game entirely.
 

Shibata100

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Never thought era would be a place where people seem to be actively disappointed and angry that The Witcher 3 is being released on switch.
 

Phantom Thief

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Never thought era would be a place where people seem to be actively disappointed and angry that The Witcher 3 is being released on switch.
On the other hand, given the weird console fanboyism fueled tribalism that some people on here often exhibit, I am not surprised at the reactions in the slightest.
 

Civilstrife

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Depends. Put the settings down to ps4/xbox base graphics with a GTX 1080/1080ti and you can get a very smooth mostly 60fps experience.
He said 60+. A mere 60fps is not enough for the vision. And dropping settings? No way, Jose.

Basically, you have to play the game at settings that weren’t possible on hardware that didn’t exist when the game actually released in order to achieve the developers’ vision.

I’m pretty sure he was joking