Cyberpunk 2077 Needs To Come To The Nintendo Switch

After The Witcher 3 made a surprisingly good showing on Switch, CD Projekt Red should really consider a Cyberpunk 2077 port.

Cyberpunk 2077 might easily be one of 2020's most anticipated titles, alongside the likes of The Last of Us Part II, Halo Infinite, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and more. The game has tons of promise, between its gameplay systems, presentation, and unique atmosphere, but if CD Projekt Red wants to get everything right, they need to do one thing: Bring Cyberpunk 2077 to the Nintendo Switch.

This could be a tall order, given the limited graphical capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. Frankly speaking, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and their powered-up counterparts, the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, are all more powerful than the Nintendo Switch. This makes them more conducive to a game with high presentation like Cyberpunk 2077. However, this doesn't make a port impossible.

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In an interview with GameSpot, CD Projekt Red Krakow office head John Mamais did indicate that a Switch port was a possibility, however. Mamais marveled at the very release of The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, saying of a Cyberpunk 2077 Switch port that CD Projekt Red might see if it can "put it on the Switch, if we can do it. Probably not."

Thus, the likelihood of this isn't great, but there is a likelihood, nonetheless. Suffice it to say that the door is open.

The fact of the matter is that a Cyberpunk 2077 Switch port would be a fantastic opportunity for CD Projekt Red and its fans. People were not hopeful for The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch, claiming its performance would be extremely inferior to The Witcher 3 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. While the game definitely took a downgrade in that area and runs at an especially less impressive rate in handheld mode, The Witcher 3 got an admirable port for the Nintendo Switch iteration. It also renewed hope for all Switch ports that are on the way in the future.

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This is where Cyberpunk 2077 comes in. As mentioned previously, the game shows a great deal of promise. As a unique first-person shooter with plenty of consequential choices to be made by the player throughout the game, it looks to be a very personal experience and an exceptional swan song for this generation of games. Currently, it's unknown if this game will appear on the PlayStation 5 or Project Scarlett, but its lack of appearance on Nintendo Switch would be something of a disappointment.

Plus, the Switch isn't exactly stranger to getting ports of games on other current-gen consoles. Notable examples include Cuphead, the remaster of L.A. Noire, Civilization VI, and the upcoming The Outer Worlds port.

Although not instrumental to the success of the title altogether, CD Projekt Red would be providing a disservice by not giving Switch owners the opportunity to play its upcoming sci-fi action game with a penchant for player choice. The developer has proved that its 2015 hit, The Witcher 3, can run sufficiently on the Switch console. As such, there is much promise that Cyberpunk 2077 could get a decent Nintendo Switch port, even if can never be the definitive version of the game.

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