The more a rumor pops up, the more likely it will come true. That is the hope, anyway. A few video game retailers in Asia are keeping such a dream alive by listing The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for Nintendo Switch. Since Switch and The Witcher 3 gossip practically go hand in hand now, this particular speculation may have an air of truth to it.
A portable version of The Witcher in the palm of your hand?
According to an advertisement posted on ResetEra, Geralt’s latest quest is possibly launching on Nintendo’s hybrid console as early as September 2019:
As real as this looks, and as much as info like the above has surfaced before, please remember to take any and all rumors with a grain of salt.
While the mere thought of controlling the badass Geralt on Switch gives me a sense of jubilation, the feasibility of it actually running well gives me pause. It is highly likely a Switch port of The Witcher 3 will be a streaming title, much like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil 7.
There are two drawbacks to a video game relying solely on cloud streaming. One: a player needs to have a stable connection in order to enjoy the title fully. This means gameplay can suffer from any spotty connection and portability goes out the window. Two: all streaming Switch games have only launched in Japan, so far. The rest of the world might not even get the chance to try The Witcher 3 on Nintendo’s latest.
Enthusiasts, do you believe that a Switch port of The Witcher 3 is inevitable? Let us know with a comment below.
In addition, check out some of our thoughts on this possibility: