Minecraft on Switch isn’t constrained to 720p because of the console’s power, says Microsoft

By Shabana Arif
15 May 2017 09:35 GMT

Microsoft explains why Minecraft doesn’t run at 1080p on the Switch.

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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition released last week in the eShop, and according to Time’s review, the game runs at 720p in both docked and handheld in mode.

But the lack of a 1080p option isn’t down to the system’s power, said Microsoft.

In a statement to Time, the company said that, “Minecraft’s 720p docked/undocked resolution isn’t a question of system power, but stems from issues currently experienced shifting from one resolution to the other when docking/undocking.”

Getting the game to run at 1080p is a possibility then, but not one officially confirmed by Microsoft.

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