CD Projekt Red released a new patch for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch and it adds a number of changes but two of the biggest are graphics options that players can choose from and cross-save functionality with PC. Update 3.6 also addresses some of the usual things you would expect from a new patch.
The full list of changes for the game includes:
- Added touch control support
- Added save file integration with GOG, Steam and versions of the game for Switch from different regions
- Added more text languages (in selected regions)
- Added more graphical options
- Added multiple performance optimizations
- Fixed various visual and functional bugs
- Various gameplay and crash fixes
CD Projekt Red noted that while transferring saves from the PC, mod related bugs and blockers might get transferred from a modded PC game save file and if the save file has been changed on PC, the Switch’s Cloud Save feature won’t be able to recognize it. Graphics options that can be adjusted include blur, bloom, sharpening, depth of field, cutscene depth of field, light shafts, underwater effects, foliage visability range, and anti-aliasing.
The developers also confirmed that the cross-save feature with the Steam and GOG versions of the game was made only with the Nintendo Switch in mind and not other consoles such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Speaking to USGamer, a CD Projekt Red spokesperson said: “This option is something we designed for the Switch version specifically, together with Saber Interactive-the team which was closely cooperating with us on the Switch port. There are no plans regarding similar functionality in the other versions of The Witcher 3.”
The Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was revealed during Nintendo’s E3 Direct last year, surprising everyone. It comes with all the DLC that has been released including the two expansions, Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine.