While thousands of fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Hogwarts Legacy on February 10, 2023 (or February 7 for early access), many will have to wait months if they don’t have next-gen consoles or PC. Nintendo Switch owners are also worried because no gameplay trailer has been released on this platform (we’ll definitely have to wait until early summer).
Could Hogwarts Legacy really run on the Nintendo Switch?
When we tested Hogwarts Legacy during the one-hour preview on PS5, we were worried about one thing in particular: improving the game on older consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and worse, on the Nintendo Switch. Big N’s darling isn’t known for its high performance, and the Harry Potter RPG seems resource-intensive, in order to deliver an open world that’s as graphically beautiful as it is smooth, It’s hard to imagine playing it on Switch.
However, during an interview with the Italian media Multiplayer.it, one of the game’s designers, Troy Johnson, wanted to reassure players in the future.
The Switch version would be great. We do everything we can to make sure each version looks good, is well optimized and above all, is true to the idea we have for the title. And in the end, it will be exactly the address we want.
Troy Johnson, Avalanche Show
Delay release date specifically to overcome any problems?
You know that by now, Hogwarts Legacy was supposed to be released on all platforms on February 10, 2023. However, the release dates on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch have been pushed back, perhaps this is to allow developers to improve on these versions.
So we’ll have to wait until April 4th to get the old generation versions from Sony and Microsoft, and July 25, 2023 for Nintendo. The cheap wait pays off if the result is guaranteed, as Troy Johnson claims, without huge frame rate losses and other unpleasant glitches. Of course, Nintendo Switch will not be able to offer convincing and smooth graphics and fps as on PS5, Xbox Series or PC (especially if you choose the 4K option in the latter), but Avalanche Software clearly does everything to make sure that the game Pleasant to the eye.
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