Despite running pretty awful on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, someone has now found a way to make Cyberpunk 2077 playable on the Nintendo Switch. And while the thought of Cyberpunk Playing on a switch might make you think it’s almost exploding Nintendo’s handheld console hybrid. The way the game is accessible on the platform is not as you would expect.
Through Nintendrew, the YouTuber found a rather strange solution that allowed the Nintendo Switch to play Cyberpunk 2077. As you would expect, the platform could not originally manage the game for various reasons, so how exactly could he achieve this feat? Well, in steps Google Stages.
Yes, Nintendrew actually hacked his Switch to be able to install Android software. From this point, Google Stadiums can then be downloaded to the platform, as it is technically an Android device. The means by which Nintendrew performs this performance are not too complicated and can easily be done by you too if you decide to do so.
What is it interesting about Cyberpunk 2077 this way does work on Switch, is that it still manages to allow players to use the Joy-Con or a Nintendo Pro Controller to play the game. You do not have to somehow connect controller to the Switch or anything like that. Once Stadia is installed, you can play games through the service, just as you would normally do with the Switch.
As for how Cyberpunk 2077 works on Switch, well, it’s actually quite impressive. Again, since it is played by Stadia, all the hardware used to run the game is elsewhere, so the switch itself does not rely so much on performance. Based on the footage the game showed in action, it even looks like a stable 720p in 1080p manual mode when you connect it to your TV.
Obviously, it’s worth noting that if you try to do this on your own Switch, chances are you can brick your unit. If you also have a warranty on the console, it can be destroyed immediately. So make sure you do something for yourself when you try.
There are a bunch of other weird incidents like this that are related to Cyberpunk 2077 since the game was released earlier this month. If you want to check out some of these stories, you can find them in our cover button here.
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