Your arrows make no match for Triss!
Cedric you drink too much. Listen to your bff.
The Witcher 3 dev comments on 900p/720p PS4, Xbox One resolution speculation — “It’s just a rumor”
CD Projekt Red says “as soon as we will be ready to announce Spec we will let you know.”
We have some rumors about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that you may not welcome. If you own a PS4 and/or an Xbox One in particular, you won’t like this one.
Apparently, CD Projekt Red currently has Witcher 3 running at 30 FPS for both consoles. Furthermore, resolutions are pegged at 900p for Playstation 4 and 720p for Xbox One. In stark contrast, they are pushing the game on their PC build. It can run 1080p, 8x MSAA at 35 to 45 FPS, and can also hit a consistent 60 FPS when MSAA is lowered.
[…] So, is there a possibility that this rumor is true? Will The Witcher 3 benefit or hurt visually from these lower performance benchmarks? Should we stick our hopes on speculation that CD Projekt Red will eventually raise these specs? Or should we just accept that, once again, PS4 and Xbox One takes a backseat to the PC when it comes to game performance?
We followed up with developer CD Projekt Red about this speculation and were told that an official announcement regarding the game’s console resolution and frame-rate will come at a later date.
"It’s just a rumor and we are not commenting [on] rumors," CD Projekt Red’s PR & Marketing representative Michael Platkow-Gilewski said. "As soon as we will be ready to announce Spec we will let you know."
The report also claimed that The Witcher 3 is a “very demanding title” and a single GTX 780Ti struggles to run it for PC. The site goes on to say that the “PC version runs currently with all its bells and whistles enabled (plus 8xMSAA) with 35-45fps on a GTX 780Ti at 1080p.”
The Xbox One has been under fire since it launched for not being able to match the Playstation 4 in terms of raw graphical output. As a result, fans of both systems immediately rush to look at the resolution and framerate not only for every multi-platform release but exclusive release as well.
Previously, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski said that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is “fairly close” to maxing out the power of the Xbox One and PS4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was originally expected to launch later this year, but CD Projekt Red recently delayed the game to a release in February 2015.
Witcher - completely realistic finishing moves
I am going to spam my tumblr with the Witcher at any given occasion, but let me tell you this - I am so freaking happy to get a game where a character fighting with a sword is using his weapon in a realistic way. No stupid swinging, twirling or jumping around, Geralt fights like areal person would. His kills are quick and yet satisfying.
I can’t stop going back to the books and the way they made fun out of every stupid fantasy trope there ever was. They’re big on making their fantastic world as realistic as possible so magic takes a lot out of the user and needs to be rationed, best swordsmen fight in a tight utilitarian way to conserve their strength, people die in blood and mud and luck can make or break every battle.
And the trope of “Strong in magic, crap at weapons” is dealt with in a most amazing way possible*_*
There’s even one character who outright comments on his opponent right before the fight: “Oh, he twirled his sword. Good, an amateur.”
Yes, this is a strange thing to annoy, but before reading the Witcher series I was not even aware that you can write straight up fantasy and make it so freaking real.
If anyone of you ever has a chance to pick up a Witcher book, do it without thinking. It will be worth it.
(There’s a series of 5 books and 2 compilations of short stories that precede it, I think most of them are translated into English and a few other languages as of now.)