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Big surprise: Cyberpunk 2077 is ‘probably not’ coming to the Nintendo Switch

Big surprise: Cyberpunk 2077 is ‘probably not’ coming to the Nintendo Switch

According to CD Projekt Red, we don’t have to wait for a Nintendo Switch port of Cyberpunk 2077. Whether there are actually people who assumed this is doubtful. Furthermore, Cyberpunk 2077 does not appear to have any microtransactions and The Witcher 3’s DLC model may be reused.

In an interview with Gamespot, CD Projekt Red developer John Mamais indicated that Cyberpunk 2077 is unlikely to be coming to Nintendo Switch. He indicates that the team was already surprised that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can run on the Nintendo Switch, and that they had underestimated the power of the device. But even then Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be just a bit too much of a good thing.

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Who would have thought a game like The Witcher 3 would be possible on Switch, so who knows? I guess we’ll see, if we decide to put it on the Switch, if we can do it. Probably not.

Does this come as a shock to Nintendo Switch owners? No, probably not. Most major AAA games from developers such as Ubisoft, EA and Activision don’t come to the Switch at all, and if they do, they are heavily downgraded versions (the FIFA games) or ports of older games (Assassin’s Creed III Remastered) . The Witcher 3 has also lost a lot in terms of graphics for the Switch version.

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Mamais also talks about what he thinks about microtransactions and DLCs in the interview:

I think it’s a bad idea to do microtransactions after you release a game. It seems like it’s very profitable, though. It’s probably a hard decision for the guy that runs the business to decide if we should do it or not. But if everyone hates it, why would we do something like that and lose the goodwill of our customers?

Especially that last sentence is CDPR as we know it; a company in which delivering high quality comes first and not everything revolves around money (they have this luxury position because they do not have to take shareholders into account). Still, the door to microtransactions doesn’t seem completely closed:

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was a good model for us; it worked pretty well for The Witcher 3. I don’t see why we wouldn’t try to replicate that model with Cyberpunk 2077. We’re not talking about that yet, but it seems like that would be the smart way to go.

If the Cyberpunk 2077 DLCs are only half as good as the many DLCs from The Witcher 3, the fan base is probably already satisfied. In any case, the good news is that they will probably start using the same model again!

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released April 16, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia. Curious for more news about Cyberpunk 2077? Click here to learn more about multiplayer, and here to learn more about Cyberpunk 2077 cutscenes, all of which are in first person.