Do you think the Nintendo switch could do large Minecraft worlds like the xbox one and ps4

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  1. Dominator211
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    just wondering if this is possible ive never had a console that has larger worlds like this ive olny had the xbox 360 it think medium is fine but im just wondering could it support larger worlds
     
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    I'm sure it can with a few tweaks to the way it (de)renders chunks.
     
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    i thought it would be a instant no
     
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    Wasnt there a thread stating that the switch version has a larger world than the wii u one but still smaller than the ps4 one?
     
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    That is accurate. It's a larger world than wiiu/ps3/360, but still smaller than ps4/xbone, all of which are still much smaller than PC
     
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    i know that by the medium of the name but im wondering if it would be possible for large worlds with the switches spec
     
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    i know that and i have looked it list tells me the world size nothing on a what if situation like now
     
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    What do you mean?
    Your answer is in there:

    Could the switch do larger worlds?
    YES: 3072x3072, that is larger than Wii U.

    As large as the PS4?
    NO: Those are 5120x5120.
     
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    no no no im sayng could the switch manage 5120x5120 worlds if tweaks were made im getting opinions I already know those facts you just stated
     
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    I think OP means to say can the switch handle a larger world. I would have to guess no based on the fact that the worlds are limited to that size. If the switch could handle a larger world they probably would have given a size similar to ps4/xbone
     
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    god olny knows man im coming from xbox 360 so this is a change for me
     
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    Pretty sure the world size is an artificial limitation put in place as a result of whatever amount of save file space is available. If the max world size was 3,000,000^2 like on PC, then what happens when someone attempts to explore it in its entirety? On the PC, one could purchase as much storage space as is needed, but the Switch has a limited amount of space that needs to be saved for other games.

    Ignoring storage space, the Switch could conceivably have worlds as large as on PC, although it's possible their C++ engine has bugs in it that would get in the way that their Java engine does not.
     
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    Probably not due to:

    1. Switch has less ram
    2. Switch doesn't have easily re-writable storage (virtual memory can't be used in its place since writing to the flash storage that often can shorten its life).
     
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    That is a lot closer to parity with the PS4/XB1 numbers than I expected (compared to the X360/PS3/WiiU). Not bad at all.
     
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    the switch has way more ram then the xbox 360. and they could use a paging file in flash