After twenty years, we’re still waiting for a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. On the bright side, we did just receive a remastered version of the original game, complete with updated graphics and a few pieces of new content. If you’re wondering how this version of the game holds up, the tech experts over at Digital Foundry have gone ahead and released a full analysis of all versions of the new release.

In the above video, you can see direct comparisons between the game running on Switch, PS5, and XBox Series X/S. The Switch version fares well in some areas, but is lacking in others. See below for a breakdown of the key technical points for Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition on Switch.

  • Runs in 1080p while docked, with resolution dropping to around 900p in busier areas
  • Runs in a consistent 720p in handheld mode
  • Textures, shadows, and reflections are clearly downgraded compared to PS5 version on characters, items, and environments
  • Capped at 30fps, with occasional drops to 20fps or even lower in areas/sequences with large amounts of enemies or demanding effects

Be sure to watch the video above for a full breakdown with lots of footage to see exactly how the Switch version of the game runs.

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15d ago

It plays fine on the Switch. DF are subject matter experts that can see and report on flaws that most of the general population won't notice unless pointed out in slow motion. Between my switch, ubi+ and cross-save progression, I played it 90% on my switch. The benefit being I was comfortably on my couch watching tv instead of at my computer desk. I only played the beginning and ending on my computer