According to reports, Capcom and Nintendo are discussing how best to optimise the engine. There appears to be two main hurdles in the exercise: memory, alongside the Switch’s two performance modes.
In terms of memory, Capcom allegedly believes that the amount of RAM available on the Switch isn’t enough for the RE engine.
Furthermore, Capcom would also need to optimise the RE engine to work in a low power state, due to the Switch’s two performance modes: docked and portable.
While it’s looking like quite the effort, we hope the two companies are able to work it out. We’ll keep you posted.
Resident Evil 7 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.