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

Sirank

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Oct 27, 2017
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Surprised they are somehow porting Witcher 3 before Gwent. Although W3 is the superior Gwent game anyways.

Thronebreaker which was amazing too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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They're listing the resolution upper bounds. They presumably go lower than those figures dynamically, but those are the targest that they achieve in low stress areas.
The tweet says 540p for handheld with dynamic resolution (topping out at 720p) only coming into play for docked. They might well have mangled the writing of that tweet, but as it stands, there’s no suggestion of handheld dropping below 540p.
 

JDSpades

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It doesn’t say that though. It might have been miswritten, but until someone privy to the information says otherwise, to take dynamic handheld res from that is to misread it.
Not really, they say 540p (clarified to be handheld) and then 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled when asked about the resolution. That’s 2 separate resolutions, with the 540p target clarified as the handheld resolution
 

xxbrothawizxx

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Locked 540p undocked would be a great result. I'm not all that interested in another Wolfenstein (that younfblood footage, oof) situation though.

I really wish the pro hardware was coming sooner rather than later if at all.
 

Piggus

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I think the missing foliage is going to be more noticeable than the resolution, but I’m also curious to see how Novigrad looks and performs and if NPC density took a big hit. It’s still really impressive. Anyone who hasn’t played TW3 should really do so.
 
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The tweet says 540p for handheld with dynamic resolution (topping out at 720p) only coming into play for docked. They might well have mangled the writing of that tweet, but as it stands, there’s no suggestion of handheld dropping below 540p.
It really isn't unlikely that it goes below 540p, and that's not me idly fearmongering. Mortal Kombat 11 and Wolfenstein 2 are both well handled ports, the former going down to 384p and the latter reaching a recorded low of 360p before it's latest updates that (somewhat) boosted resolutions. But even now it goes well below 540p. MK11 goes to 540p even while docked!

The tweet is very strangely worded, to the extent that I feel it may not have been a native speaker making the post, and I feel reasonably confident it will have dynamic res while portable simply because that's how all the other impossible switch ports have pulled it off.
 
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Not really, they say 540p (clarified to be handheld) and then 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled when asked about the resolution. That’s 2 desperate resolutions, with the 540p target clarifies as the handheld resolution
540p handheld,

720p (with dynamic resolution enabled) on screen.

Not “540p handheld and 720p on screen (with dynamic resolution enabled)”

Whatever you’re inclined to believe is actually the case (and I’ll believe 540p fixed when it’s clarified, so I’m not without skepticism) that tweet absolutely reads that dynamic res applies only to docked mode.
 

Bluelote

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the first 2 screenshots it looks like someone applied some filters in photoshop and most of the details are gone, the third picture the water looks really weird...

but it's cool that they made it, this version makes sense if you are playing portable, for the TV it's probably not a good idea

but given that this game kind of struggled on the consoles it's fairly impressive, Witcher 3 felt more like a PC game.
 
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It really isn't unlikely that it goes below 540p, and that's not me idly fearmongering. Mortal Kombat 11 and Wolfenstein 2 are both well handled ports, the former going down to 384p and the latter reaching a recorded low of 360p before it's latest updates that (somewhat) boosted resolutions. But even now it goes well below 540p. MK11 goes to 540p even while docked!
Not disagreeing that it would be a pleasant surprise to see it actually stay locked at 540p, just saying that the tweet says otherwise so using that as evidence of the dynamic handheld res is perhaps a case of seeing what one expects will be the case rather than what has actually been stated up until this point. Based on what we’ve been told so far, handheld is 540p and docked is a dynamic 720p
 

Vitet

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Not really, they say 540p (clarified to be handheld) and then 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled when asked about the resolution. That’s 2 separate resolutions, with the 540p target clarified as the handheld resolution
Nope.

Look carefully:
"540p handheld, 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled, on screen."

The last two commas are parenthetical, explaining something. The phrase meaning is:
"540p handheld, 720p on screen."
And the added info is just for explaining something only on the second part. Just like a parenthesis:
"540p handheld, 720p (with dynamic resolution enabled) on screen."
 

Dekuman

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Oct 27, 2017
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now that this is real and we can move the discussion forward, this game is perfect for an 'enhanced for Switch Pro' feature as it's release date is later in 2019 and undetermined and we may get a Pro this year.
 

jrDev

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I think the gameplay experience includes the visuals, and therefore that poor visuals can negatively impact the gameplay experience.
Are you saying that N64 MARIO 64 plays terribly because it doesn’t have this gens graphics? Please respond to my actual post and not make generalizations when you can’t properly answer me.
 

JDSpades

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540p handheld,

720p (with dynamic resolution enabled) on screen.

Not “540p handheld and 720p on screen (with dynamic resolution enabled)”

Whatever you’re inclined to believe is actually the case (and I’ll believe 540p fixed when it’s clarified, so I’m not without skepticism) that tweet absolutely reads that dynamic res applies only to docked mode.
Nope.

Look carefully:
"540p handheld, 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled, on screen."

The last two commas are parenthetical, explaining something. The phrase meaning is:
"540p handheld, 720p on screen."
And the added info is just for explaining something only on the second part. Just like a parenthesis:
"540p handheld, 720p (with dynamic resolution enabled) on screen."
We’ll see how it ends up. 540p is 56% of 720p. Looking at the clock differences between docked and handheld, it would be odd to see it as dynamic res docked but locked 540p in handheld. That’s even taking into account a potential in boosted handheld clocks. Cool if true though.
 
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As someone who mostly games on the train, I am 100% willing to play a game at lower graphics settings if that means I can play it on the go rather than being tied to my PC/PS4. Witcher 3 has been on my list for ages, and sounds like the sort of game that I'd enjoy, if only I could knuckle down to get into it. A portable version makes that so much easier. Basically, I'm the target market for something like this, and I'm definitely interested.
 

Dekuman

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We’ll see how it ends up. 540p is 56% of 720p. Looking at the clock differences between docked and handheld, it would be odd to see it as dynamic res docked but locked 540p in handheld. That’s even taking into account a potential in boosted handheld clocks. Cool if true though.
Could be using the new 460 Mhz portable profile which they unlocked for MK11. That's 60% of docked clocks.
 

Morfeo

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is cool, but is there a reason why they never port the original Witcher? Wouldnt it make sense to get that game to consoles as well?
 

Agar25

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Will never understand people who played and have this on PC and Xbox/PS spending money to play what is surely a downgraded version. More power to you though it’s your $
 

Log!

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I swear, some of the reactions in this thread makes me think a Switch ran over the dogs of some of the posters, or something. Can't you just be happy more people get to enjoy the same things you do? It's not like the Switch version of the game is going to cause your "real" versions of the game to look worse, for crying out loud.
 

nekomix

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I still can't believe a game of this scope is already portable only 4 years after its initial release. The absolute mad men
 

Kingpin722

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Will never understand people who played and have this on PC and Xbox/PS spending money to play what is surely a downgraded version. More power to you though it’s your $
Maybe those people have been wanting to replay the game but something in their life changed where they can’t put in the time in front of the TV like they once did when they initially played Witcher 3. The Switch version gives them the opportunity to put the time in that this game demands. Not saying this applies to everyone who’s gonna buy this version, but it’s an possible explanation.
 

HeroR

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The salt is real. I haven't seen this many people bitter about a Nintendo game since Bayonatte 2.
 

Dekuman

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Maybe those people have been wanting to replay the game but something in their life changed where they can’t put in the time in front of the TV like they once did when they initially played Witcher 3. The Switch version gives them the opportunity to put the time in that this game demands. Not saying this applies to everyone who’s gonna buy this version, but it’s an possible explanation.
Got Witcher 3 for free when I got.my now.older gtx 970 and bought the season pass but i never did manage to get through the entire game.

I'm 50l50 if I want to pick this one up. A lot about it from the 32GB cart to the CE screams high effort port. So waiting for more info. But may end up picking it up eventually even if it's just to oogle at the fact I can play Witcher 3 on a plane.
 

Mr.Beep

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Oct 30, 2017
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Need to see it more in motion. Was going to pick this up for the X and see 4k, but playing on my Switch and watching Netflix is very appealing, especially for such a longer title.
 

ggx2ac

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well a 32GB card only has room for about 27GB of data or something in that area so something is probably being lost in translation.
It's not that it only has room for 29.6GB, that is how 32GB (decadecimal) is read in binary. This applies to everything that has memory storage from SD Cards to Hard Drives.
 

Jar0d

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Pass for me. The Witcher 3 is a game that you need to immerse yourself in, it's part of the appeal. Those screenshots and this resolution pretty much kill that part of the experience and I don't want to imagine what would be the framerate.
 

Simsamdeo

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Jan 19, 2018
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I'm 100% buying it to show support for:

  1. AAA ports to Switch.
  2. Devs putting all content on a single card.
  3. Devs using the 32gb card.

When will Nintendo finally release the 64gb card?
 

Bandate

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Would be down provided it’s at least playable. I have LA noire on switch and it’s literally unplayable, for me anyway.
 

zakatana

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So basically, those resolutions are approximately what we got for Doom? That's absolutely perfect for me, even docked. I play about 1.8 meters away from a 32 inches 1080p monitor when at home (which is quite rare) and Doom looks great.
 

Lowrys

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Are you saying that N64 MARIO 64 plays terribly because it doesn’t have this gens graphics? Please respond to my actual post and not make generalizations when you can’t properly answer me.
I'm not continuing to answer strawmen. Stop trying to "gotcha" me. My initial comment was that graphics affect the gameplay experience. That's it. Nothing to do with Mario 64.