Unreal Engine 4.20 update was just announced by Epic Games and not only does it affect the performance of the platform on PC but also provides developers with new Nintendo Switch optimizations and improvements. Epic games released “tons of performance and memory improvements built for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch to all Unreal Engine developers”.
This means that games that are coming to the Nintendo Switch that are based on the Unreal Engine, will be able to take advantage of these new features which are included as follows:
- Support for Dynamic Resolution and Temporal Upsampling
- Low Latency Frame Syncing for Controller Input
- Significant CPU Rendering Optimizations
- Improvements to Threading
- Better Texture Compression
- Support for Memory Profiling
- Backbuffer support for 1080p while in docked mode
- And many other fixes
More than 900 games have been released for the Switch so far and there are more on the way. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures will be coming to the console this holiday season. Furthermore, South Park: The Stick of Truth is also coming to the Switch. While these are pretty big titles, the most anticipated game is the 2019 Pokemon game.
Panic Button, one of the developers that have mastered the art of porting games to the Switch recently talked about optimization for the console and the following is what the dev had to say in this regard:
It always feels like we’re squeezing every last drop out of the hardware when heads down into the project, but after the games ship, we always wind up taking a breath and looking back and saying ‘what if we tried this…’ or ‘I bet we could have optimized ’, and then we try those things the next time. There’s always something else you can optimize.
It is safe to say that the Nintendo Switch is a very popular device and people want the ability to take their games with them wherever they go. That is something that the Nintendo Switch delivers. For more news regarding games coming to the Nintendo Switch stay tuned to SegmentNext.
Let us know what you think about the Unreal Engine 4.20 update and the improvements that it brings to the Nintendo Switch.