The Kingdom Hearts are coming to Nintendo‘s cloud streaming service. But as per a report, there are issues with input lag, frame rate, and graphics.
As per a report by Eurogamer, the Kingdom Hearts games are available on Nintendo Switch through its cloud streaming service. It may not be worth the $90 (£67) Square Enix is asking.
Many demos on the service were tested which allows you to play each game for 15 minutes and recorded their findings.
Using 65Mbps and 100Mbps fiber connections they experience issues with the graphics, frame rate, and input lag despite high internet speeds.
Games are tested in a docked mode which has higher performance results. Games on the service were compressed to 720p from the original 1080p. This is before they were streamed to the console. This is an issue for those players who are very much concerned about the graphics.
The latest release Kingdom Hearts III will play at 60fps. However, the first two games in the series, which were originally released on PlayStation 2, run at 60fps on console and 120fps on PC. These games appear at 30fps on the streaming service.
“Kingdom Hearts” may not perform well on Nintendo’s cloud streaming service
The biggest issue is the input lag.
Cloud streaming services are known to lag. When wired into the internet via Ethernet cable there was around a 1.5-second delay. this doesn’t make the game unplayable but yes it may be an issue for high-performance players. Now because of the hardware of the Switch’s WiFi receiver, the playing becomes delayed up to 2 seconds, some of the worst seen in gaming.
Whether these reported performance issues influence the decision to purchase the Kingdom Hearts games obviously remains a personal choice. Those concerned can always try the 15-minute demo before buying.