Hogwarts Legacy, or Hogwarts Legacy if you prefer, is one of this year’s best premieres, which definitely shines on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, but poses a big challenge for much weaker consoles.
After porting the game from PS5 to PS4 and Xbox Series to Xbox One, developers from Avalanche Software and Portkey Games decided to provide us with a dedicated native version for Nintendo Switch, which is a truly impressive challenge the developers set themselves. Instead of taking the easy way out and just giving us the so-called Cloud Version, they made the effort to create a real port.
Effects? Tolerable, although it could be a little better. Hogwarts Legacy on Switch looks completely different than on large consoles, it received the infamous loading screens, completely lost real-time lighting, and even several additional environmental elements. All this so that we get a title that tries to maintain 30 frames per second, which, let’s say, is quite rare, and the game more often reaches 25 frames per second. As for the resolution, it is dynamic and sometimes completely devoid of anti-aliasing, which makes the game look quite “angular”. Both the portable and docked versions aim for 720p, but unfortunately the lowest resolution is 360p.
- Dock – 540-720p
- Portable – 360-720p
Overall, it is a rather specific, although boldly prepared port that is intended to provide Switch fans with one of the greatest games, in bearable conditions without the need to play in the cloud.
Source: YouTube/Digital Foundry