The biggest question so far about the Switch version of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, is who is handling the Nintendo port? Well, it didn’t take long for the official Witcher Twitter account to answer this. For those who missed our previous post, the developer working on it is Saber Interactive, in “close cooperation” with CD Projekt Red.
Now, where have we heard that name before? A quick look at the company profile here on Nintendo Life, and you might remember this was the team responsible for the original NBA Playgrounds as well as its follow-up NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. More recently it was confirmed it was handling Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered. It’s also worked on Spintires: Mudrunners – American Wilds Edition and Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn. Prior to the Switch, it’s worked on a number of Halo remasters for Microsoft’s Xbox and PC platform.
Yeah…it’s not the best track record, but it’s not the worst, either. The developer at least has an established history working with the Switch. Given the fact, there’s only been a 45-second clip of the game shown so far, it’s hard to say how it’ll perform or how it will really look at this stage, so fingers crossed it all works out.
While we’re at it, The Witcher Twitter account has also revealed the game will be sold in both physical and digital form and that it is “roughly” 32GB. It’ll also be 540p in handheld and 720p, with dynamic resolution enabled, on-screen. As already confirmed, it’ll include both expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, along with every piece of downloadable content. The retail edition of the game will also come with stickers, a map and The Witcher Universe: Compendium. It really does seem like the full package!
What do you think about Saber Interactive porting such an iconic game to the Nintendo Switch? Do you think they can defy the odds and achieve what some have been labelling as impossible?
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