Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red surprised all of us when it announced that The Witcher 3 was coming to the Switch. The surprise didn’t come from the fact that CD Projekt Red was bringing one of its games over to the portable platform, as plenty of developers and publishers have been doing that. Instead, this was surprising because The Witcher 3 has long been held as one of the more graphically-demanding games of this generation.
On PC particularly, The Witcher 3 is known for its superb graphics, so bringing the game to a platform like the Switch – which is underpowered compared to other consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – was an impressive feat. Obviously, CD Projekt Red had to make some graphics concessions in porting the game, but the company getting it to run on the Switch at all is something worth talking about.
The Witcher 3 lands on Switch tomorrow, and with launch day upon us, there are some who might be wondering if CD Projekt Red’s next game, Cyberpunk 2077, will make a surprise appearance on the Switch as well. Unfortunately, in an interview with GameSpot, CD Projekt Red’s John Mamais didn’t leave a lot of hope on that front.
“Who would have through a game like The Witcher 3 would be possible on Switch, so who knows?” Mamais said. “I guess we’ll see, if we decide to put it on the Switch, if we can do it. Probably not.”
So, while there’s a bit of a “never say never” feel to Mamais’ answer, it doesn’t really offer much hope either. Someday down the road, CD Projekt Red might work its magic again and figure out a way to get Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Switch, but for now, those who want to play it should probably count on doing so on an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC. Cyberpunk 2077 will be out on those platforms on April 16th, 2020.