Don’t Expect Cyberpunk 2077 To Be Ported To Nintendo Switch

Don’t Expect Cyberpunk 2077 To Be Ported To Nintendo Switch
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There seems to be a trend in porting big console and PC games to the cute but powerful Nintendo Switch. While Diablo 3 and The Witcher 3 seemed ambitious games to port to Switch at first, they’ve been praised for their ability to bring huge, intensive games to a small, portable screen. But developer CD Projekt Red doesn’t think it’ll continue the trend with Cyberpunk 2077.

Speaking to Gamespot at PAX Australia, John Mamais, head of Krakow’s office, confirmed a lot of things about the upcoming cyberpunk RPG, including his concerns about Australia’s classification system and the potential of introducing post-release micro-transactions.

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But maybe most interesting, given CD Projekt’s prodigy game The Witcher 3 was just released on Switch, was what he said about a potential port for Cyberpunk 2077.

“Who would have thought a game like The Witcher 3 would be possible on Switch, so who knows? I guess we’ll see,” Mamais told Gamespot. “If we decide to put it on the Switch, if we can do it. Probably not.”

But look, it’s probably not a huge loss right now as experiencing games as huge as Cyberpunk 2077 on PC or consoles — the platforms it’s designed for — tends to give players a better experience. It might not be a portable experience but it’s going to give you a better appreciation of the scale of things without having to fit it all into a 6.2-inch (or the Switch Lite’s 5.5-inch) screen. The Witcher 3 on Switch lets you enjoy the game on the fly but you’ll have to sacrifice the original impressive graphics for a Vaseline-smeared glaze.

Cyberpunk 2077 is expected come to Everything Not Nintendo Switch on April 18, 2020.

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