Due to hardware limitations on the Nintendo Switch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had to undergo severe changes before being ported over to the hybrid console. The visuals had to be cut down by a certain degree, an unfortunate byproduct of which was a slew of bugs and unstability. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently pretty prone to crash on the Nintendo Switch. Thankfully, improvements are on the way.
Saber Interactive has confirmed that a new update is being worked on right now and will be ready soon. The developer refrained from giving a timeline but the wording makes it sound like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive the update in the coming days, or the week at most.
Elsewhere, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt continues to see an impressive surge in player-activity following the release of the Netflix adaptation last month. The critically acclaimed sequel was reported to have achieved over 48,000 concurrent players on Steam, a number not seen since Blood and Wine was released back in 2016. Last week, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hit over 100,000 concurrent players (102,172 to be exact) on Steam. Safe to say, player-activity has seen a boost on other platforms as well, including the Nintendo Switch. However, verifying those figures will be difficult.
In addition, the older installments are seeing more players as well. The Witcher 2 has hit a concurrent player-peak of just under 7,000. The last time such numbers were seen was back in 2015. The original Witcher on the other hand has achieved an all-time peak of 12,627 concurrent players.
The Witcher, comprising eight episodes in total for the first season, is now officially available to stream on Netflix. The highly anticipated television series is actually based on the novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski and not the games that were developed by CD Projekt Red, which is important to know beforehand since there are several stark differences between the two adaptations. Netflix has already greenlit a second season to start shooting later this year, with a probable premier date in 2021.