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Overwatch Nintendo Switch port runs in HD, 30 FPS locked

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Looks like that PowerA Switch case themed after Blizzards stupendously successful Overwatch was on point, as fans have learned more details about the process of the game being ported to the portable hardware. Fans got really inquisitive about certain aspects, which Blizzard seems eager to feed.

Specifically, people wanted to know how the port was coming along, and what kind of gameplay experience they could expect. Community manager Nazih Fares over at Blizzard was more than happy to accommodate with some answers.

“We worked closely with Iron Galaxy to bring the game to Switch,” said Fares when fans got curious about who was behind development on the port. “They’ve been a great partner to work within the development process.”

Iron Galaxy has handled a ton of different Switch ports over the last few years, puttting out some high quality titles like Skyrim, Diablo III, Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. All in all, it seems like that experience payed off, as the Overwatch port sounds like it’s in a solid place. We say that becasue we now know what performance specs will look like for the Switch version of the FPS.

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The Overwatch port sports a 900p resolution on TV mode and 720p in handheld mode. Although there is some bad news, as it’s locked to 30 FPS, which some FPS purists won’t like. Although I have to wonder how much crossover there is between hardcore PC players who prioritize framerate and Switch owners.

So Overwatch on the Switch can definitely be fun, and as we said previously, could help push Nintendo as a serious entrant into the blisteringly competitive eSports scene. Overwatch arrives on the Switch on October 15th.

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