CD Projekt and Saber Interactive might have sacrificed a little graphical fidelity to get The Witcher 3 running on Switch, but it looks like it was worth it, with a massive spike in UK sales as well as the acclaim of God of War’s Cory Barlog.
When asked over the weekend what he thought of the port, Barlog points out that The Witcher 3 is three times as big as all of his games combined, and said that getting it working on Switch required “some kind of dark sorcery.”
It is a portable version of a game that is like 3x the size of ALL the games I have ever made combined!
It is some kind of dark sorcery that did to get it run on the Switch so I am more than cool with the graphical tradeoffs required to realize this glorious feat of dev magic.
— Cory Barlog ???? ????????????️ (@corybarlog) October 19, 2019
Barlog goes on to acknowledge the “graphical tradeoffs” of the port (undocked, The Witcher 3 runs at just 540p on Switch, increasing to 720p while docked), but says that he’s “more than cool” with that “to realise this glorious feat of dev magic.”
Of course, CD Projekt is likely to be more interested in those sales, but as someone who’s yet to make their first portable foray to The Continent, I’m pleased to learn how well The Switcher appears to be running.
This post originally appeared on Kotaku UK, bringing you original reporting, game culture and humour from the British isles.