Ori and the Blind Forest Switch Outperforms Xbox One and PC Versions; Animations Updated to 60FPS on Switch


Xbox Game Studios’ Ori and the Blind Forest performs better on the Nintendo Switch than it did on Xbox One and PC, its developer has confirmed.

Microsoft and Moon Studios released the Metroidvania for Nintendo’s hybrid platform last week and the game’s performance on the Switch is great. As a matter of fact, the game runs better on the Switch than it does on the Xbox One and PC. In a new thread on the ResetEra forums, game director Thomas Mahler commented on the game’s performance on the Switch and confirmed that the team has implemented optimizations in this release that they made for the game’s upcoming sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

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“Keep in mind that we've been working with our engine for a good 10 years now and went through multiple releases and a sequel now”, the game director said. “A lot of the optimizations we did for Will of the Wisps ended up in the Blind Forest version for Switch, so that was a nice side-effect.”

“Another thing people maybe don't notice immediately is that Ori's sprites were animated at 30fps on Xbox/PC, but for Switch, we were actually able to update the animations to 60fps due to all the optimizations, so technically Ori actually even animates a bit smoother on Switch than on the other platforms :)”

Ori and the Blind Forest was released for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC back in 2015. The game’s definitive edition, that was released in 2016, has now been released for the Nintendo Switch as well.

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