Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 822d ago | article

Witcher 3 Port To PS4 Will Be Easy, Says CD Projekt Red

Porting is serious business in the world of interactive entertainment. During this current generation of gaming porting has become front and center for most multiplatform games, mostly because ports don't always turn out so great. However, with CD Projekt Red and The Witcher 3, they're not worried because the PS4 is portastic.

Speaking with Kotaku [via Videogamer] Adam Badowski, the managing director for The Witcher 3 commented about the game's appearance on Sony's next-generation PlayStation console, the PS4, saying...”It's another platform, but PC-like. Which is cool," (CD Projekt RED, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

Credit url: kotaku.com
iGAM3R-VIII  +   822d ago
So this means that the PS4 architecture is easy to port and develop games on, hmm Sony were right.
Letros  +   822d ago
Um yes, it's the same architecture as PC...so naturally porting will be easy aside from OpenGL vs DX.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   822d ago
True, Sony did say they had a 'Supercharged PC' and the PS4 was PC like
GraveLord  +   822d ago
What? You think they would lie about something like that? They built the whole PS4 reveal around this fact.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   822d ago
lol I knew they were right, it is a type of comment that makes other people realise that their trash talk was wrong about the PS4
Yes sony said let's make it x86 so x86 devs can port x86 games.


Also ps4 is not super charged.. What the hell is super charged pc???
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DeadlyFire  +   821d ago
Well PS4 can dig deeper into the hardware than what a typical PC game could do. Most PC games just utilize raw power of GPUs. Something like PS4 is specializing that power and pushes beyond what it could typically do on a PC.

A 1.7 or 1.8 Tflop GPU vs. PS4 and the PS4 likely could pull ahead of it. Thanks to optimization.
GABRIEL1030  +   821d ago
8GB of GDDR5, integrated CPU/GPU at 1.8 Gflop for example, Blue Ray 6X. Can you abstain to compare the PS4 with your old toaster equiped with old DDR3 memories, please? Thanks =)
Holeran  +   821d ago
They take a PC and then strap a Paxton Blower on it.
Hellsvacancy  +   821d ago
I REALLY hope we get ports of the first two games, im not holding my breath though, I can hope
LOGICWINS  +   822d ago
When I hear things like this, it almost brings a tear to my eye. With the PS4, console gamers don't have to be treated like a second class community anymore. I expect the PS4 versions of titles to be very close presentation-wise to their PC counterparts..and eventually becoming identical in 2-3 years when devs learn how to truly take advantage of the hardware.
Ezz2013  +   822d ago
and we still didn't see what SSM and ND etc of sony 1st party will do on ps4

this scare the hell out of me
Rusty515  +   822d ago
Not to mention quantic dream. Oh my bad. Forgot that they're third party exclusive. That's how badass Sony is. They don't even need to buy studios for them to make games only on playstation.
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Ezz2013  +   822d ago

quantic dream is not 3rd party studio ...it's 2nd party studio
and soon will be 1st party studio
but i agree with every thing you said though :)
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HmongAmerican  +   822d ago
@ Ezz2013
next ND and SSM game will only compare to Hollywood highest budget movie. Im scare by thinking about it.
DaThreats  +   822d ago
I don't want it to be a port, I want the game develop simultaneously with the PC version.
Lucreto  +   822d ago
As do I but CD Projekt Red is a small studio. They usually do one platform at a time. That is why the 360 version was released a year after the PC.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   822d ago
I'm glad its a PC port since it will ported after the best version. Thats the best thing you can do instead of porting it from a weaker console.
DeadlyFire  +   821d ago
PC version will likely be the lead of most development in next gen as it would be easier to scale multiplatform games down to the consoles. PS4 first, then X720 then if and only if developers really want to scale down further. The WiiU.

Hopefully PS4 gets some lead development titles in the future though. As it could assist budget PC gamers and AMD's goal of a future without APIs like DirectX. :)
Mariusmssj  +   820d ago
CDPR said that Witcher 3 will be an adaptation for the PS4, not just a port. They will make the most of the PS4 features :)

But like people above have mentioned CDPR is quite a small developer, so there is a limit to what resources they can allocate
Lucreto  +   822d ago
I hope for a port of the Witcher 2 at some point.
Transporter47  +   822d ago
Play it on PC, best place to play the First Witcher and Witcher 2, probably Witcher 3 also, but who knows PS4 so far seems pretty sweet.
Lucreto  +   822d ago
I could be at like 10 frames per second.

Crap PC that is why I prefer consoles.
flyingmunky  +   822d ago
I tried playing it on pc and gave up as soon as I was forced to try to press like 4 buttons at once on the keyboard. I'll try it again with a wired xbox controller later, I'm sure that will be much better.
Transporter47  +   822d ago

Well that could make you not play it on PC, but i have a gaming rig so that's why i recommend that, but honestly what i just thought of is if they could do a Witcher, Witcher 2 HD Bundle for Ps3/Xbox or PS4 bundle that would be cool, that way you could play all of them.
turnerdc  +   821d ago
If you have a decent internet connection (5 Mbps download) you can play it on OnLive. Here's a link to a free 30 minute trial: http://games.onlive.com/gam... Oh, and if you buy it on OnLive you also get a digital downloadable copy for free. I've put around 20 hours into it so far on OnLive and it plays wonderfully.
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spongeboob  +   822d ago
Can someone please forward this to article to Nolan Bushnell, according to him the PS4 is a nightmare to code for. Poor guy has gone senile.
BLow  +   822d ago
Ha, I was thinking the same thing. So, the PS4 is "easy" and the Nextbox is maybe(???) "easier". So what's the problem? There both are going to be easy so that means better games and we all win. Sounds good to me...haha
Cryptcuzz  +   822d ago
I agree that guy is a nut job! How would the PS4 be hard to develop for when its essentially a supercharged PC?

Someone should send him a memo and let him know games are developed on PC's and not an Atari. Thank God for that.
Monkeysmarts  +   822d ago
Easily my most anticipated game for PS4. As someone not involved in PC gaming but familiar with how awesome The Witcher is, I am very very happy that CDPR decided to make this game happen for next gen consoles.

This game is gonna be so awesome! And I think Bethesda should take some notes for the next Elder Scrolls installment. CDPR doesn't play around. Straight quality and incredible support after release.
Truehellfire  +   822d ago
As a PC gamer, I am very excited that next gen consoles are based on PC architecture. This is a win-win for everyone. Lets look at The Witcher 3. Even though the lead platform is the PC, if the new consoles were difficult to port to, this would mean less time developing and more time trying to make the port work. Now that porting is not such a big deal, this means more time to polish up and make the greatest game they can possibly make. I am really glad Sony, and assuming Microsoft, decided to be dev friendly this time around.
Monkeysmarts  +   822d ago
Agreed... let us all have great games!
DivineAssault  +   822d ago
Some ppl think its going to be an issue again causing the nx box to win nx gen..

**coughs BUSHNELL**
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delboy  +   822d ago
Still is a no buy for me, not on ps4.
CD didn't bother to bring the first two games on ps3,they didn't care, so why should I care now.
Will pirate it on the PC.
Monkeysmarts  +   822d ago
That doesn't even make sense. CDPR had zero obligation to do absolutely anything for PS3. If it meant that much to you, you should have bought the platform the games were available for.
Nate-Dog  +   821d ago
CDPR have always had a very small team, and porting the first 2 games to the PS3 would have taken them an extremely long time. They've increased their team size but it'll still take a while to get these projects out. Even look at their website and how many people for big positions they're still looking to hire for Cyberpunk 2077. They didn't bring the first game to X360, does that mean everyone said "bah I won't bother with them"?
WitWolfy  +   822d ago
I havent even started The Witcher 2 yet... I'm ASHAMED!!!
GABRIEL1030  +   821d ago
I'll buy a PS4 for games like Killzone, Destiny, Infamous. I'm not interested in PC ports, but The Witcher is welcome.
headblackman  +   821d ago
I don't want the developers to say that the system is easy to develop on and or easy to port to. I want them to show and prove this in full 1080p and 60fps. the developers also said that the ps3 was this and that but when it came down to the real, it never really could eadge the Xbox 360 out with its so called muscle and all of the developers that trumped the system before its release began to bash the system months after its release. so spare me the on paper possibilities. show me. don't tell me without proof. plus let's not forget, the PlayStation is just now learning how to be easy to develop for because of its pc-like design. the Xbox brand has always been this from the first Xbox, to the Xbox 360, on up to its next Xbox. so this is the norm for the Xbox brand. PlayStation is simply learning that its now OK to follows the leader. but you know what they say? (if you can't beat them? join them.) ;-)
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