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The Witcher 3 Switch technical analysis, PS4 comparison

Posted on October 14, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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:

– Video files re-coded at a lower bit-rate on Switch
– Dynamic 720p resolution docked
– Can drop to 540p
– Dynamic 540p resolution in portable mode
– NPC count similar to other platforms
– Screen-space reflections are included on Switch
– Pop-in is present, particularly with cutscenes
– Compression was used for textures and sound on Switch
– Docked and portable modes are similar aside from resolution
– Targets 30 frames per second, but can dip into the 20s
– Frame rate can sometimes be slightly lower in portable mode

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