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CD Projekt Red has again commented on the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Switch.

Speaking with OnMSFT, the studio’s John Mamais confirmed there aren’t any active plans to port the game currently. He also acknowledged that that kind of project “might be too heavy for it,” but given what we saw with The Witcher 3 on Switch, it’s not something that can be ruled out entirely.

Mamais’ full words:

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Earlier today, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales saw a surprise release on the Switch eShop. Take a look at some footage below.

Earlier today, we reported on the surprise launch of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales on the Switch eShop today. Nintendo has now followed up this news with a launch trailer for the game:

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is out now on the Switch eShop, listed at $19.99. This is a standalone single-player component for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game that was originally introduced in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Check out an overview of the game here:

Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.

Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran and queen of two Northern Realms—Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.



Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales may have a chance of coming to Switch. Over in South Korea, the game is listed for Nintendo’s console in a CSV file from November.

CD Projekt Red originally released Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales last year. The RPG is “set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.”

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition

Original developer CD Projekt Red was involved in bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Switch. However, Saber Interactive handled a great deal of the technical work. In an interview with GamesBeat, chief executive officer Matthew Karch discussed the porting project in detail.

Karch mentioned that The Witcher 3 was initially “running at 10 frames per second, was taking 50% more memory than the Switch has, and the build size was 20GB larger than the biggest Switch cartridge.” Saber therefore turned off dynamic shadowed lights, removed screen-space ambient occlusion, and lowered the number of NPCs in the world by 30 percent.

That last change didn’t go over well, as Karch explained:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition releases today on Switch. For a look at the game’s launch trailer, continue on below.

With The Witcher 3 set to make its debut on Switch, Digital Foundry has examined the port to see how it holds up from a technical perspective. We also get another comparison with the PS4 version.

Here are some of the analysis highlights:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition Review

System: Switch
Release date: October 15, 2019
Developer: CD Projekt Red / Saber Interactive
Publisher: CD Projekt Red

As I look at my Switch’s home-screen, I find myself questioning the reality of whatever timeline it is that I’ve ended up in. Super Mario Odyssey’s icon is nestled neatly between that of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and I can’t quite figure out if I’m dreaming or if I’m just overtired. Existential nightmare aside, I’ve been tasked with reviewing The Witcher 3 on Switch, and despite having had months to adjust to the game’s presence on Nintendo’s hybrid, I still can’t quite wrap my head around the idea of it being real. Not only is it actually real, but it’s the full package too – the base game in its entirety along with every scrap of DLC – all present and accounted for, and all on a single 32GB cartridge. I have two questions: How? Followed closely by: How good?

The Witcher 3 was once thought to be impossible on Switch, and yet the game will be arriving on Nintendo’s console in just a few days. Given how a demanding title like that managed to hit the system, some may wonder if Cyberpunk 2077 – CD Projekt Red’s latest effort – could end up there as well.

CD Projekt Red’s John Mamais addressed the possibility at PAX Australia this week. Mamais gave a bit of a wishy-washy answer, first pointing out the surprising port of The Witcher 3 before going on to say that it’s unlikely.

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