Dying Light Nintendo Switch vs. PS4 Comparison: A Decent Port That Holds Up Well
Dying Light was one of the launch games for the PS4 and Xbox One. It has been quite old now, but a port to the Nintendo Switch still holds up well.
Techland released a native port for Dying Light on the Nintendo Switch. It is out today and appears to be solid 30 FPS with a dynamic 1080p resolution. You get the expected reduction in visual effects like shadows, draw distance, and aliasing, but you also get the benefit of a portable version along with slightly faster load times.
The resolution of the PS4 version was locked to 1080p but there was no 60 FPS support, not even on the PS4 Pro. As a result, the game is pretty much a locked 30 FPS experience. This is supposedly changing soon as Techland is working on an update for the PS5 and Xbox Series.
Other changes that have been made to run this game on the Nintendo Switch include reduced post-processing effects. The draw distance is the biggest victim here since the game does offer some gorgeous vistas in its open world, but you will only see a smudge of them while the rest will either show disappeared or as a blurry mess.
Overall though, this is still a native port of the game unlike the Cloud versions of some of the high-profile games like Guardians of the Galaxy and Kingdom Hearts. You will get a portable Dying Light out of this port and if you are not too keen on the reduction in the visual fidelity, you will be fine with it.
The Nintendo Switch version of Dying Light is the Platinum Edition that comes with the following bonus content.
Dying Light – the full award-winning game.
Dying Light: The Following – a huge expansion complete with a new story, vast original map, and a customizable buggy to drive.
Dying Light: Bozak Horde – a challenging game mode with its own side story.
Cuisine & Cargo – two additional quarantine zones.
Ultimate Survivor Bundle – exclusive weapons and outfits.
Hellraid – a new game mode in a dark-fantasy setting.
A large collection of skins and weapons that will make slaughtering zombies even more fun:
Crash Test skin pack ⧫ 5th Anniversary bundle ⧫ Harran Ranger bundle ⧫ Gun Psycho bundle ⧫ Volatile Hunter bundle ⧫ White Death bundle ⧫ Vintage Gunslinger bundle ⧫ Rais Elite bundle ⧫ Godfather bundle ⧫ Harran Inmate bundle ⧫ Retrowave bundle ⧫ SHU Warrior bundle ⧫ Volkan Combat Armor bundle ⧫ Classified Operation bundle ⧫ Viking: Raiders of Harran bundle ⧫ Harran Tactical Unit bundle
It is available to purchase now from the Nintendo eShop and will set you back $49.99.