Sonic Colours Ultimate trailer for Nintendo Switch scrubs higher frame rate perk

New evidence seems to suggest that the Nintendo Switch version of Sonic Colours Ultimate will not include increased performance.

Eager fans awaiting for Sonic Colours Ultimate spotted a detail in a trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch port.

The newly-uploaded trailer on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel failed to mentioned that the port will feature higher-resolution graphics equivalent to 4K and a frame rate of 60 frames per second, which were officially confirmed to be active in the PlayStation and Xbox ports.

Sonic Colours Ultimate’s spotlight video for Nintendo’s YouTube channel. (SEGA via Nintendo)

The non-support for higher resolution graphics were widely expected due to the Switch’s inherent hardware limitations, but the spotlight video ignited fans to speculate on social media if the Nintendo Switch version of the remaster will not take advantage of the console’s docked state and its higher, maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second.

Even though the aforementioned has not been officially clarified by SEGA, the spotlight corroborated the game’s official description that was sent to retailers after Sonic Central in May, which does not mention the Nintendo Switch in regards to improved frame rate performance.

BETTER THAN EVER – Compatible with next-gen consoles and now more colourful than ever with enhanced visuals and graphics (4K on PS4 and XB1), Ulta-Smooth 60 frames per second performance on PS4 and XB1, refined controls, and many more gameplay upgrades.


This would not be the first time a Sonic game for the Nintendo Switch does not come with increased performance. The console’s port of Sonic Forces in 2017 ran on a locked resolution equivalent to 720p and a frame rate of 30 frames per second.

Sonic Colours Ultimate will be released 7 September on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

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