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Cyberpunk 2077 “too heavy” for Nintendo Switch

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CD Projekt may have been able to squeeze The Witcher 3 onto the Nintendo Switch, although they had to use some chicanery to get it working, it’s a solid port nonetheless. This has, of course, led to fans of various other massive RPGs wondering if the Switch could handle AAA titles with some work. One particular title that has fans wondering if it could be ported to Switch and that title is none other than Cyberpunk 2077.

The head of CD Projekt Red’s Krakow studio sat down for a lengthy interview with OnMSFT, during which many topics were discussed. Said interview teased various future developments for the upcoming project, but also revealed some disappointing news. It turns out that there are no plans to bring Cyberpunk 2077 to the portable platform.

The length of this game is much longer than the open-world of The Witcher 3. The developer says that it’s proud of what it managed, but that it just would not be feasible right now. “Not yet. I don’t know if Cyberpunk 2077 would work on the Nintendo Switch. It might be too heavy for it.” The interview does go on to say that it could still be possible.  “But then, we did put Witcher 3 on it, and we thought that would be too heavy too, but somehow we pulled it off.”

Cyberpunk 2077 was previously delayed, and many speculated as to why. Some sources claimed that the plan for the upcoming sci-fi epic was to push the launch closer to the debut of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with suspicion running wild that CD Projekt Red was working on next-gen console ports of the game. The developer shut these rumors down pretty quickly though. Other ideas thrown around included the idea that the game was running too poorly and needed more work.

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And with Nintendo canning the rumors of the Switch Pro coming in 2020, it might never happen that we see newer AAA titles getting full Switch ports.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on Sep. 17 for PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC.

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