Developer and Publisher Bethesda has released their most acclaimed game Skyrim on Nintendo Switch and owners can now enjoy the game anywhere they want. it is currently available for purchase from Nintendo e-store and other retailers for a price of $59.99.
The game first came out in 2011 for PS3, PC and Xbox 360 and in October 2016 it was updated for new consoles like PS4 and Xbox One and now after almost 7 years, it has been ported to the new hybrid console.
Now, most Switch Owners would be wondering how will the game perform on the small console. a straight-forward answer is the game is able to run at constant 30 frames per second at 900p when docked and 720p when docked. you can watch the comparison between PS4 version and Switch version from Digital Foundry below.
As expected it runs on a lower resolution than PC, PS4, and Xbox One. but still, the graphics seem to be pretty good for a hardware which is not known for its power. on PS4 offers 1080p at 30FPS but on Switch it offers 1600 x 900p at 30FPS in docked and at 896 x 720p when in portable mode.
According to Digital Foundry analysis during gameplay, it is pretty hard to pinpoint any difference but when the switch version it turned into TV mode you can notice some differences in graphics. some of them are the less foliage, less fog and also reduction in depth of field.
The colors also have more saturation and contrast in it and ambient occlusion also seems to paired back. you can check out the images below to see all those differences.
All in all the game is very well designed for the Nintendo Switch and despite running on a low capable system the performance seems to be pretty good. so if you are thinking of increasing your games library on the Switch then it can be a very good addition. for more information about Skyrim, you can visit the official website.