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Cyberpunk 2077 producer drops hints about possible Nintendo Switch port

by Eli Becht
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Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the biggest game releases in 2020, and CD Projekt RED isn't ruling out a Nintendo Switch release.

The upcoming release will already be pushing the current-gen consoles to their absolute limits, but that doesn't mean fans aren't hoping it will be able to release on Nintendo's hybrid console in one way or another.

Although The Witcher 3 was, and still is, a very demanding game on both consoles and PC, the developers found a way to strip it down enough to get it running on the Switch.

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Could Cyberpunk actually come to the Switch?

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The game went through a major graphical overhaul, but it was able to keep much of what makes The Witcher a great game. All things considered, it's a phenomenal accomplishment it's even running in the first place.

Since the developers were able to work their magic once, fans are hopeful they would be able to do it again and get Cyberpunk on the underpowered device.

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In an interview with OnMSFT, CD Projekt RED's John Mamais said there currently aren't any plans for a Switch port, but doesn't exactly say it won't happen.

"I don’t know if Cyberpunk 2077 would work on the Nintendo Switch. It might be too heavy for it," he said. "But then, we did put Witcher 3 on it and we thought that would be too heavy too but somehow we pulled it off."

On important fact to note is that The Witcher 3 released back in 2015, while Cyberpunk 2077 will be a 2020 title, so technology is going to be a lot more advanced than it was then.

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Cyberpunk has been delayed until September.

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That's not to say a Switch version is impossible because we're still seeing 2020 games like DOOM: Eternal receiving ports to the Nintendo device.

A port of Cyberpunk would most likely require a major drop in resolution and severely downgraded textures. Of course, that's something players have proven they can live with if the Witcher port is any indication.

For the time being though, there are not any plans for a Nintendo Switch version of the game. However, as we've learned in the past, you can never say never.