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The Witcher 3: First 12 Screenshots from GameInformer

Giochi ATuttoNet writes: "First The Witcher 3 screenshot from GameInformer" (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

Update UPDATE: Images comes from digital edition of the GameInformer Magazine, just released.


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Prcko  +   1099d ago
OMG :000
next gen is gonna be A W E S O M E!!!!
Whales??,can't w8
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kudakadere  +   1099d ago
Only 15 more days til Ps4 :OOO
grailly  +   1099d ago
I'm sooooo looking forward to that, but I don't know if it'll make the wait worse or easier
BattleTorn  +   1099d ago
Hey,I'm a little behind on the whole PS4 on Feb.20th rumors, namely because they seem like rumors.

What is this based on? A countdown clock?

Didn't Sony already say they're going to let MS announce first?

I've admittedly been under for the last couple weeks. PM me if need be.
BitbyDeath  +   1099d ago

Link here -

Also confirmation on investors attending -
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metroid32  +   1098d ago
Looks very poor these ps4 graphics are they nextgen or last gen.
mistajeff  +   1098d ago
It's a "last-gen" renderer inside a "next-gen" engine. They're building the world while another part of the team builds the new rendering tech which has yet to be implemented, so it looks much closer to the witcher 2 at this point.
Letros  +   1099d ago
This is PC, no need to wait :-P
Gildarts  +   1099d ago
Did CDprojekt confirm that or Did you decide that this is on PC? for all we know these could have been taken from a NextGen Xbox or PS4.
Letros  +   1099d ago
Are you implying that next gen consoles are more powerful than top end PCs? lol
Pandamobile  +   1098d ago
It's on PC and next-gen consoles, boyo.
metroid32   1098d ago | Trolling | show
delboy  +   1098d ago
Looks good, but has last gen trees lol
Starfox17  +   1098d ago
Lets all agree this game looks average at best certainly not up to the level of Xenoblade WiiU that's king of GRAPHICS at the moment ive seen nothing like it before immense detail for a game world.
1nsomniac  +   1098d ago
I think he means these are Witcher 2 ultra graphics settings on PC already which are running on a console so if you have a High spec PC you can already play Witcher 2 at this detail but if your a console gamer you'll be getting ultra settings quality on consoles soon :)
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dirthurts  +   1098d ago
A high end pc will still outperform the next consoles, so why even argue about it?
juandren  +   1099d ago
And this is only the start. Just imagine the middle of each console's life cycle. That is where the perfect balance comes between how good the games are and how good the graphics are. Is it just me or does the guy on the horse look like Liquid Ocelot? 0.o
aviator189  +   1098d ago
Go here-
for screenshots.
Hellsvacancy  +   1098d ago
Thank you
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1098d ago
Next gen will be sick, and its official. CD Project Red was the very first company to showoff a next gen title. A PC cross next gen title mind you.

Either way, Its The very first next gen titles, and it looks stunning.
FamilyGuy  +   1098d ago
So this is gonna be an open world rpg? Count me in, nice to see a possible launch title that already seems worth buying and it's not even complete yet.
Mariusmssj  +   1098d ago
For those not impressed don't forget RedEngine3 is still under development, Graphics will get better!!!
claudettewebb73   1098d ago | Spam
Starfox17  +   1098d ago
Not with these graphics ? and this is probably using a high end gaming pc not impressed.
Walker  +   1099d ago
Looks alot like witcher 2 on PC and Not impressive as a next-gen game IMO, i want more and more .
Irishguy95  +   1099d ago
They've stated exactly why that is(It most certainly won't be by the time of release). Don't expect this game to be anything less than a next gen experience.

What I really love is that they are getting Ai up there. Happy they are focusing on that as barely any devs do(coughbethesda).

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NYC_Gamer  +   1099d ago
TW3 is still early in developement
papashango  +   1099d ago
doesn't matter. I don't expect next-gen console games to look any different then the games I've played on high end pc's for the last 3 years. I'm not disappointed by all means. It just means developers will start taking advantage of hardware again.

Finally be rid of these current gen crap textures in my games.

I just hope next-gen consoles can push 60fps @ 1080p. You will find devs that can and devs that can't or don't want to. Me guess is next-gen this issue will finally make it's grand appearance. FPS next-gen will be what graphics was this gen.
Walker  +   1099d ago
I know but we are talking about the next generation bro .
PLASTICA-MAN  +   1099d ago
If you think they will pull next-gen graphics with next-gen features with this scope/type of game with not as much value as blockbuster games, you are just over-expecting. I saw how a bearded monster was animated in the interview, doesn't look promising at all. They can't create a groundbreaking tech by themselves in a short time with no money faucet or qualified scientific engineers.
kwyjibo  +   1099d ago
Next gen, for both Microsoft and Sony, is just a PC. Not even a top spec one.
younghavok  +   1098d ago
thats kind of what Ive been saying for a while. And while the images dont look bad and Im sure they will improve, its not blowing my mind like the jump from PS to 2, or 2 to 3. I think alot of fans are setting themselves up for disappointment
NastyLeftHook0  +   1099d ago
yeah it does not look next gen at all. the only games i believe look next gen are beyond two souls, and watchdogs.
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pandehz  +   1099d ago
Beyond two souls does not look nextgen at all.

It is a fine looking game and has a good atmosphere going for it but just look at it wide and look in the details and both ways its stinks current gen.

Nothing wrong with it but its not next gen.
Dasteru  +   1098d ago
@starchild & pandehz:

Nice troll attempt but no.

Watchdogs looks good but its not better than Beyond Two Souls and The Witcher 3 doesn't come close.

To the disagree's, put your bias aside and watch the video before disagreeing with fact. The texture detail in Beyond Two Souls is on a whole different level than either Watchdogs or The Witcher 3.

Honestly i hadn't even heard of either Watchdogs or Beyond Two Souls til seeing the comments here and checking youtube. (guess im just behind the loop) but watching the vids on youtube, it is clear to anyone with working eyes which one looks better. Neither of them really interests me gameplay wise though.

Added a link for Watchdogs also for people to easily compare. Make sure to watch both in HD.
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kwyjibo  +   1098d ago
@dasteru - I can get you a better looking photograph than any of those games.

The Witcher and Watch Dogs are open world. They have to deal with a lot more than David Cage's carefully chosen camera angles.

And the Sony game with the best graphics? Planetside 2. Maybe consoles will get it next year.
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Dasteru  +   1098d ago

I agree there is alot more going on in both Watchdogs and The Witcher 3, I really liked the environmental physics on the leaves in the Watchdogs gameplay video.

Speaking purely graphical detail though, excluding all other factors, Beyond Two Souls has the advantage.

And yeah Planetside 2 looks great but i doubt it will be coming to consoles this gen.
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Norrison  +   1099d ago
Next Gen will be lucky if it looks like the witcher 2 on MED or High.
sourav93  +   1099d ago
Haha, you're funny.
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thezeldadoth  +   1099d ago
do you not understand that this has better graphics than witcher 2, PLUS fully OPEN WORLD. Thats actually amazing for a video game right now.
aliengmr  +   1099d ago
The Witcher 2 on PC might as well be next-gen to the current gen consoles.

Your standards are messed up if you think Witcher 2 is unimpressive. Prepare for next gen disappointment I guess.
soultecc  +   1099d ago
looks good
DivineAssault  +   1099d ago
wow! & thats just the begining of nx gen multiplats
kudakadere  +   1099d ago
Wow , it's almost here . Next-gen is almost here .
Donnieboi  +   1099d ago
Looks great but I guess they were right when they said next gen's graphical leap wouldn't be TOO monumental.
Norrison  +   1099d ago
They seem to be concept art, and they're going for a 2014 release it's pre-alpha footage probably.
kevnb  +   1099d ago
looks like concept art to me
pandehz  +   1099d ago
Yep very much looks like concept art.

To get it looking like this with all that shading and roughness to look as natural as that is beyond next gen.
-Gespenst-  +   1098d ago
When you say "concept art" you don't mean painted / sketched etc. images do you? Because these are obviously screenshots.

Do you mean like prepared screenshots or bullshots?

To be honest this is the level of graphical quality I was expecting from next-gen. I mean it's not like it's THAT much of a leap from current gen.
Jek_Porkins  +   1099d ago
Hmmmm, not sure what to say about this. I'm just hoping the next console version has a little easier inventory system, I wasn't a fan of the way they had that set up on the Xbox 360, even though I absolutely loved the game after the first chapter. Thought the first chapter was a bit slow.
maniacmayhem  +   1099d ago
Oooh internet can nothing be kept secret from you?
grailly  +   1099d ago
does anyone have an alternate source?
Tei777  +   1099d ago
I need to see it in motion but so far the visuals look dissapointing. This could be any PC game released in the last few years. I'm expecting even the early titles to top anything we've seen from PC so far (without mods).

Oh well, we won't have to wait long till ps4's reveal at least.
aliengmr  +   1099d ago
If The Witcher 2 is anything to go by, then you can rest assured Witcher 3 will be extremely impressive.

The Witcher 2 is easily one of the top 5 best looking games of all time, period.

Whatever the new consoles can do a PC can do, this is just a fact.
Tainted Gene  +   1099d ago
shut up and take my money.
Mariusmssj  +   1098d ago
I am going to buy Collectors edition and a digital copy from to support them directly!!!
bryam1982  +   1099d ago
Next gen is gonna feature 16 bit graphics ohh my i can't wait
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leogets  +   1099d ago
nxt gen consoles should be able to produce the visualls that current gen pc talking about the pcs they use to design the games in the 1st place.. proper powerfull ones.
Convas  +   1098d ago
Quick note: The version of The Witcher 3 GameInformer saw and these screenshots are of the Witcher 2 renderer running on DX9.

CD Projekt Red is still working on the new renderer, Red Engine 3 and it utilizes DX11. The graphics will improve 2x or more.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Witcher 3 is going to be AMAZING once it hits shelves.
fossilfern  +   1098d ago
Is this quoted on the magazine? If so then CDProjekt have done some fantastic stuff with DX9. Wither 2 looks outstanding and it's Dx9, I honestly can't wait. Might hold off upgrading my PC until this is out!
kcuthbertson  +   1098d ago
Lol at all of these comments saying how great these screenshots look. You guys do know that the witcher 2 looks better than these screens by quite a good bit.

These screens are a very early build of the game with unfinished textures, and NONE of the lighting or effects included (which the dev's themselves have said how much of a focus they are putting on them in this game.)

The witcher 3 is gonna blow people's minds I'm sure.
FantasyStar  +   1098d ago
When it goes up for pre-order on GoG. I'll buy it at whatever price they want.
You have to own the 2nd game (and maybe the 1st one) to truly understand how much they've done for the game in terms of post-support. They earned every dollar they decide to charge for the game.

I've no doubt the 3rd game will be worth it.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1098d ago
Some how i have this weird feeling this game will be xbox 720 and 0c only.
ooquis  +   1098d ago
Imagine Red dead redemption on Next-Gen!
Reaper9937  +   1098d ago
So far not impressed, graphics better on the Witcher 2, guess it just needs more time in the oven...I was expecting graphics on the level of the Cyberpunk2077 trailer.
Bladesfist  +   1098d ago
This is using the witcher 2 renderer as stated by the devs. The RED engine 3 renderer will be used for the witcher 3.
Gamer39  +   1098d ago
My one favorite game The Witcher. But i think W2 better graphics and colorful, this yet Skyrim atmosphere.

Yes, its very early build.
thecurseddevil  +   1098d ago
looks like iwata was wrong after all,
there will be significant diff in current and next gen.
Gamer39  +   1098d ago

WiiU X early build.
Next-gen:The Witcher 3 early build

I think not jaw-dropping/awesome difference. Maybe Iwata not wrong, maybe.
LightofDarkness  +   1098d ago
I don't know if anyone remembers, but some of the first footage of the Witcher 2 was graphically unimpressive as well, and we all know how that turned out.

They've also stated that it's currently running on the "old" RED Engine 2 renderer, as the DX11 RE3 renderer isn't finished yet. Expect a much better presentation when it's moved over to that.
susanto1228  +   1098d ago
Well those of us who MOD PCs' are already at Nextgen both of the PS4 and xbox720 cant catch up to us, but its' nice that they are finally coming out. If you truly want next gen fork over the bucks and build your next gen PC and you will be amazed at how Skyrim looks on your large tv it's FREAKING AWESOME..had some friends come over and they hooked up the xbox on another tv and they were playing next to me and the difference was monumental and I'm sure the PS3 would of been the same
Starfox17  +   1098d ago
PC's only use stock chips,consoles can be pushed further than pc nextgen look at crysis3 on ps3 now it can achieve that with old tech dx9 comparable basically,so with all 3 consoles now supporting modern tech from dx11 obviously with Nintendo and Sony Opengl 4.1 you can obviously achieve dx12 like graphics quite easy going off Crysis3 on dx9 level graphics on ps3.
Pandamobile  +   1098d ago
aliengmr  +   1098d ago
Words cannot even express the wrongness of your comment. The greatest linguist in the world would be brought to their knees, weeping, just attempting to do so.
MasterCornholio  +   1098d ago
Its the Tasmanian devil.

pecorre  +   1098d ago
Looks a lot like Witcher 2 on max setting. So, graphically it's a bit disappoiting for a new game engine.

Anyway, Witcher 2 is one of my favorite game ever, and I can't wait to play this one.
Blacklash93  +   1098d ago
From what I can tell it seems the new rendering and new engine aren't finished, which is why it isn't finished. Seperate teams work on building the world and improving graphical aspects.

Still, even now this is very impressive to see for an open-world game with a map supposedly 20 times larger than Skyrim.
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Th3 Chr0nic  +   1098d ago
While these do look awesome they dont look a WHOLE lot different than witcher 2 on PC now if you have a good rig. i mean they di look considerably better if u really pay attention but at first glance its close
A7XEric  +   1098d ago
Honestly it doesn't look much better than the Witcher 2 if at all to me. Not sure why they wouldn't bring this to Wii U since the Xenoblade sequel looked about graphically on par with this thing.
aliengmr  +   1098d ago
1. They are using the dx9 renderer for the screens because they are still working on the new renderer.

2. Go get a high end PC and run Witcher 2 at max settings (w/ uber sampling). Then you will see how wrong you are.

Clearly some people have issues with reading. If you are disappointed with the screens, I suggest you actually read articles before commenting on how their PS1 could max out this game.
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A7XEric  +   1097d ago
You're totally right I didn't read the article. I shouldn't have to read some sort of disclaimer to look at some screenshots.

And I've seen The Witcher on max settings. It looks great, as does this. But my point was that I don't see the huge gap in graphical quality that would be expected between a current gen game that has some nice dx11 tricks, and its next gen sequel running on a different engine.
RickHiggity  +   1098d ago
Yep. That's all it took to get me excited about next gen. I must play this immediately.
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