Is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt maxing out next-gen consoles already?

The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has previously claimed that the RPG maxes out PS4 and Xbox One tech already. Ray Willmot checks out the game’s latest build and quizzes the studio to see if it’s true.

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ooquis1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Whahahaha...that was a good one. The ONLY developers that will EVER max out the ps4 is ND.

hankmoody1661d ago

Um, no. There are plenty of capable developers out there who can use their talents. That's not to knock Naughty Dog at all, by the way.

ooquis1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Lets wait and c ND first game.

mewhy321661d ago

LOL well I'm sure they're pushing the pitiful bone to the max but that'll leave them plenty of breathing room on the PS4. Hopefully they'll take full advantage of the PS4 and not be held back by the inferior bone.

thisismyaccount1661d ago

First party developers usually get the best "pipelines, tools etc.." for their project. Everyone else below that list, gets updated PS3 tools (using same library more or less)or "basic" PS4 ones (not optimized at all).

EA and Co. will have to spent some time on their own for a new engine.

starchild1661d ago

The Witcher 3 looks utterly amazing and it is no wonder that it is maxing out the capabilities of the consoles.

I'll be playing it on the PC where I will be able to transfer over my saves and enjoy the highest quality graphics. Nvidia is working with CD Projekt Red to bring exclusive graphical features to the PC version. It will be great on any platform in any case.

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Crazay1661d ago

What a misguided and idiotic statement.

Back on topic here, I'd say No they haven't maxed them out yet. Not even close. What they MAY have done is max out their current capabilities/knowledge of developing for the systems. As we all know, launch titles vs what comes out 2-5yrs down the road are infinitely prettier and more robust because they learn how to do things better as time goes on.

malokevi1661d ago

Lol. The fanatical devotion to Naughty Dog on this website is unbelievable. Yes, they make good single player cinematic experiences. No, they aren't the only capable developer on the planet.

It's a matter of optimization. Any developer can max out the system. It's a matter of maxing it out while using every bit of processing power to its fullest potential. As new toolsets emerge, developers will improve optimization and consequently visual fidelity will improve.

Not to say that the Witcher isn't the prettiest next gen game I've seen. Because it is.

Axonometri1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

No. They can do this. It's all in the scaling. If they keep assets really high level... It would likely max out the new consoles. Look to Mid level PC right now. Keep options high and resolution high and newer engines cripple mid level PC.

That is what new consoles are looking at. The great thing about this is it brings out superior optimizations and techniques.

Naughty Dog is also a top Tier developer. Giving them the headroom over the PS3 with new console will unlock their talents.

ritsuka6661661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

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In PS3 Crysis 3 looks better than all exclusives games from Naughty dog. Anyways, it's is really too soon for say PS4 is already maxed out.

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0ut1awed1661d ago

Not this again...

Sure you can "max out" the cpu and gpu loads but that doesn't mean you have full optimization of a system.

Devs claiming to max out a system within even the first three years of a consoles live cycle is idiotic.

Fergusonxplainsall1661d ago

I agree , the more time developers get to work on the new systems and get to optimize graphics settings to the fullest will be further down the road.

Games grow just as much as anything else. So expect shaders, textures and lighting to get optimized even more in the next three years as new ways to utilize these features will be expanded. You will see advanced GFX that utilize less resources in time.

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GiggMan1661d ago

Yep.... Until the next game makes the same claim lol.

Irishguy951661d ago

Here come the fanboys to talk about stuff they know nothing about. The Ps4 and X1 are PC's(with an APU design). It will not take years for them to figure out how they work properly. Optimization will have minimal effect this gen. Deal with it.

Now in saying that, better game engines and coding are always gonna pop up. And up there to ND claims, Crytek and DICE are the ones who push hardware. I guess you don't know the difference between performance and which game has better graphics though right?

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