Many gamers are familiar with The Witcher 3 even if they didn’t play the game. The third entry in the successful series received several prizes and near-universal praise when it was released back in 2015. According to some rumors, The Witcher 3 might arrive on Nintendo Switch.
Many Nintendo Switch gamers want to play The Witcher 3 on their device, and a large number of listings mentioned the game, already, as per a popular forum platform. A user who uploaded several images which showcase what seems to be the box art for the Nintendo Switch version of the Game of the Year edition of The Witcher 3 has mentioned that the game will be available in September 2019.
While the news seems to be great at first, it is important to take the rumors with a grain of salt. The Witcher 3 is a spectacular game, but the title carries significant system requirements. It is well-known that the PS4 version of the game didn’t perform properly at launch, and several patches were needed.
The Witcher 3 Might Arrive on Nintendo Switch
While titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the Doom reboot made their way to the portable Nintendo Switch console, some sacrifices were needed, especially in the case of the latter. However, there may be a glimmer of hope. Capcom released a special version of Resident Evil 7 which is playable on the Switch. Before you get your hopes am, there are some important details which have to be mentioned.
The Nintendo Switch version of Resident Evil 7 is available only in Japan. Another problem stems from the fact that you aren’t playing the game on your device per se. Instead, you have the option to rent the game, and you will be able to stream it on the device. This means that an active internet connection is needed all times, a requirement which severely undermines the purpose of having a portable console.
The chances of such an alternative are quite slim, but CD Projekt Red may find a way to make The Witcher 3 feasible for Nintendo Switch without the need to compromise the gaming experience. Until an official announcement arrives, we can only hope that the game will come to the console in the future.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.