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The Witcher 3's PS4/Xbox One Visuals "Will Blow You Away" Says CD Projekt RED

iGR: "The Witcher series is known for being about as graphically demanding as possible. Somehow CD Projekt RED is able to squeeze an amazing amount of visual fidelity and performance out of their in-house developed REDengine 3. I had a chance to catch up with the dev team recently, and a few of my questions were in reference to how a smaller, independent studio is able to trump the visuals that 95% of other studios create. CDPR senior art producer, Michal Krzemiński explained," (CD Projekt RED, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

Lukas_Japonicus  +   368d ago
If there are any devs that will wow me, it will be these guys. What they achieved with The Witcher 2 on the 360 was amazing, visuals like those at a near locked 30fps must have been wizardry. Seriously talented and underrated devs.

Can't wait for The Witcher 3, it's one of my most anticipated games by far.

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OpieWinston  +   368d ago
If If any "Third party" studio is going to max out the PS4/X1...It'll be CD Projekt Red.
I'll be getting it for PC and X1.
Magicite  +   368d ago
whats the point of the X1 version then?
OpieWinston  +   368d ago
To play the game where I won't be tempted to Mod the shit out of it.
X1 will be a straight run where I'll be wanting to do achieves.
PC will be modding the shit out of the game thanks to "RED Kit".
medman  +   368d ago
Ohh...I misunderstood. I assumed the pc version was for the best possible experience of The Witcher 3 and the xbone was for the compare/contrast of the worst possible version of the game. My apologies.
SasukeX16  +   368d ago
Why not ps4?
OpieWinston  +   368d ago
How is the X1 "the worst possible version of the game"
IDK if you know this or not but if anyones going to get the most out of Direct X11.2 it's CD Projekt Red.
Direct X11 > Open GL... When you know what you're doing.

And the reason I'm not getting it for PS4 is because I don't own one...Still haven't been given a reason to pick up a PS4, big KZ and Infamous fan but it looks like Shadowfall and Second Son are steps back in terms of gameplay and storytelling.

At the moment since Insomniac is making Sunset Overdrive...The only thing that's pulling me into a PS4 is The last of Us sequel...and that's probably not happening.
BallsEye  +   368d ago

I own a ps4 and so all other consoles (want a picture??) + a monster pc and yet I'm getting it on XO. Why? It's the console I like most and that feels most next-gen to me. After playing Ryse or DR 3 with smartglass and kinect support, you'd understand. Untill yyou have fully tried both systems, your opinion comparing them do not matter.

On ps4 I only play games not available on other systems, which is not many atm....just Killzone (don't care about knack)
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PLASTICA-MAN  +   368d ago
I don't think they will, unless they use TessFX 2.0 to impress us with fur and hair physics like with Physx at leats on PS4 (or maybe physx itself who knows since PS4 has Ageia Physiocs support), otherwise we will get coat furs like this: http://i.imgur.com/TgHaDPW....

and not like the latest trailer with very good coat fur physics: http://abload.de/img/furrbs... and wolves fur physics :
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LetoAtreides82  +   368d ago
BallsEye, you are aware the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbone, right? Why would you get the Witcher 3 on the inferior console when you have a PS4 as well? Chances are the Witcher 3 will be looking and running better on the PS4 than on the Xbone.

I'll go ahead and call you out. Can you post proof that you own both a PS4 and an Xbone? If you can include pictures of all the games you own for both systems that'd be great.
Tempest317  +   367d ago
@LetoAtreides82 youre seriously requesting proof that he owns all consoles because he wants to get the game on x1? Theres a dozen different reasons someone would do that. They prefer MS ecosystem and daahboard (he did mention smartglass), they prefer the controller of the x1, they like having the kinect (probably falls in with the MS ecosystem) etc etc. Not everyone has to have the absolute pinnacle of graphics quality to enjoy a game, and not everyone can even tell you there is a difference when screenshots are side by side. Your demand of proof (including pics of all games! I rarely use profanity in forum posts but for real, what the fuck) really just makes you look like a complete troll.
bosoxs505  +   367d ago
Look at all the PS4 fanboys' disagrees.
mewhy32  +   367d ago
Wow. If it looks great on xbone then itll melt your eyes on PS4.
AliTheSnake1  +   367d ago
The worst version of most games is always the PC version. It's always like this, whether you like it or not. If you disagree, you are an ignorant fool, or uneducated, and I expect you to know better since you have a PC. One word, OPTIMIZATION, this does not exist in PC gaming, yes you can control your overall settings but in consoles, developers control the graphics settings for each scene, they know what setting to highlight and what setting to turn off in each scene, depends on how they are trying to present the story. (of course if you have a PC that way exceeds the power of consoles, that's a different story, as it's not a fair comparison anymore)
RyuCloudStrife  +   368d ago
I can't wait for this game, btw I am already blown away with the graphics and the atmosphere of the game.
genius  +   368d ago
i hope they make the font in conversation bigger than previous one

i can not read and my eyes hurt me
EBTpickle  +   368d ago
They are the real deal. Can't wait for The Witcher 3 to release. On the other hand, the time that I sink into it will make my family hate it. Free content in the future just makes things even better.
starchild  +   368d ago
Yeah, I have no doubt that it will be an impressive game on all three platforms.

To this day The Witcher 2 still impresses the hell out of me. Playing it maxed out on PC it was literally like getting to play a next gen game long before there were any next gen consoles.
webeblazing  +   368d ago
Yea the witcher 1 & 2 was amazing. I wonder how this one stack up against consoles because the last one left them at the starting line
HighResHero  +   368d ago
Amazing world in those gifs Lukas.
Will be getting it as soon as it hits GOG because I don't have a PS4 yet.
Imalwaysright  +   368d ago
Why would you get it on the PS4? If you played the 1st two games your choices will carry to the 3rd.
n4rc  +   368d ago
I've never even heard of this series before a few months ago.. But its looking damn interesting..
LetoAtreides82  +   367d ago
@Tempest317, you'd be surprised at how many people claim to own said consoles, and yes I find it hard to believe that someone would rather pay more to get less. If you think that makes me a complete troll then that's your problem.
Tempest317  +   367d ago
@LetoAtreides82 youre correct, Thinking youre a troll is my problem, just like your lack of belief that someone has these consoles is your problem, and you have no right to "demand" proof. If you dont believe them, grow up and deal with it. Just like your obvious offense that he would buy it on an "inferior" console, thats also your problem.
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ZombieKiller  +   368d ago
The Witcher 3's graphics already blow me away. Seriously, that is one damn good looking game. Never played a title before but by the gameplay alone, I think I am going to pick this one up on PS4

Edit: Lucas...that first link....jesus.

@disagree: REALLY?! At what and why? Everything I said was pretty much fact.
The Witcher 3's graphics already blow me away -FACT
Never played a title before -FACT
I think I am going to pick this one up on PS4 -FNCKING FACT

Lucas...that first link....jesus. -opinion but if you disagree with that WHY?! That's a damn good looking shot. Lol disagree trolls
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EBTpickle  +   368d ago
It'll likely be the best looking game in 2014 on PS4 and Xbox One. Unless there's something that's visually stunning currently unannounced for PS4/XB1.
candoa  +   368d ago
you guys always said you would rather play titanfall on pc because it is the better version. since you guys all have gaming pc's for titanfall, why not get this game for pc?
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FlunkinMonkey  +   368d ago
Maybe he doesn't own a PC, and all the people who say they will be getting Titanfall for PC, actually own a PC.. I dunno, just a guess!

Also, i don't think you understand how easy it will be for Titanfall to get decent 1080p results on a mid range PC compared to this game.
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Callum_Alexander  +   367d ago
Quite possibly because my laptop could run Titanfall well - not that I intend to play it - whereas I imagine The Witcher 3 will tax all but the most powerful of gaming rigs.
MasterCornholio  +   367d ago
You dont need a powerful gaming PC to max out Titanfall however with the Witcher 3 you need a GPU thats a lot more powerful to max it out.

That's why.
ThichQuangDuck  +   368d ago
Release Date please I am not worried about graphics I am excited for that gameplay let the other gamers have their resolution conspiracies. I will be playing on PC and just soaking it in
EBTpickle  +   368d ago
The release date is the only things missing for me as well :( they wouldn't even humor me when I asked.
HighResHero  +   368d ago
This is coming to GOG right? I've heard CD Project Red owns that company.
Just checked and yes it will be.
Really looking forward to this game.
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Somebody  +   368d ago
Yes, it will. CDP is extremely anti-DRM(for the PC at least)so putting putting it on DRM-free GoG is more than fitting.
n4rc  +   368d ago
While I don't game on my PC anymore and I have no idea what Gog is..

But no content creator is anti-drm.. Its how they make their livings.. No DRM means you can freely share it without paying anything..

I highly doubt that's what this site offers..

Edit.. OK I browsed their site.. They claim no DRM but obviously use some method of DRM on their end.. Ie. Its tied to your account, and can only be used by you.. That's drm
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ThichQuangDuck  +   368d ago

where have you been they don't worry about piracy anymore


Anyway it will probably be on Steam and GoG with some sort of incentive to get it on GOG
Somebody  +   368d ago
No, anti-DRM doesn't mean they want it to share their content freely without expecting us to pay. It means they want us to pay and enjoy their products without encountering multiple layers of pain(DRM). That's what I want.

Banished came out last week and I chose the GoG version over Steam. I will repeat this for The Witcher 3.
sorane  +   368d ago
You obviously still don't know what gog is n4rc or how it distributes it's games.

"Ie. Its tied to your account, and can only be used by you.." Not even close..I can d/l any of my gog games, take em to my buddies house and install them there and he can play them without ever logging into my account. Ie drm free


If it's anything like wither 2 they might give you the gog version for free if you bought it on steam. When I bought witcher 2 on steam gog automatically added it to my gog games list.
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n4rc  +   368d ago
So let me get this straight...

You can download this game.. Then give it out to all your friends to play with no strings attached?

I doubt it, because it would be the most ridiculous business model ever attempted and a quick trip to bankruptcy..

And guy above.. I follow you.. Unobtrusive DRM.. And that's awesome..

But that isn't DRM free.. making claims that a developer is anti-drm is like saying they dont believe in getting paid for their work..

Digital rights management is a broad term.. And it applies to way more then a certain method or two people dont like

Edit.. Damn duck, thanks for that article.. I stand corrected... I can't believe a developer is really relying on the honor system Lol.. They must make peanuts but also explains why Xbox and ps4 are so attractive to them now..
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sorane  +   368d ago
"You can download this game.. Then give it out to all your friends to play with no strings attached?

I doubt it, because it would be the most ridiculous business model ever attempted and a quick trip to bankruptcy.."

It's called having no DRM. Not surprised you wouldn't know what that was though since you're a console player and those things are riddled with DRM. You obviously didn't actually check the webpage because it says it right there.

"DRM, also called copy protection, tries to control you and your games. We don’t believe in that - all of the games on GOG.com come without any DRM at all!"

"While you can always redownload your games off the GOG.com cloud, you can also install them on all your computers at home or back them up onto a DVD or spare hard drive. No limits!"

"Forget activations or malicious DRM - every game on GOG.com is 100% DRM-free"
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webeblazing  +   368d ago
Another console only gamer in denial and cant except facts. I'm surprised he didn't get a bunch of agrees
wtopez  +   368d ago
My PC is ready.
webeblazing  +   368d ago
Yep yep going to be playing this in glorious 1440p. Can't wait, its one of the few games Im actually looking forward to
Somebody  +   368d ago
My PC isn't because it died last Christmas and I doubt that my gaming laptop will be sufficient(it struggled with TW2). I'm currently looking around for some upgrade/replacement parts.

Taking it slow since the game is still months away. I'm still weighing in my choice whether to stay with my usual medium spec PC build routine or venture into the high end world.
DivineAssault  +   368d ago
Im looking forward to this one.. I hope its treated with care on PS4 & not some lazy port like thief was
Lukas_Japonicus  +   368d ago
Trust me, it wwill be. These devs are pro's.

InTheLab  +   368d ago
Hope they make the game more like the first Witcher. Can't stand part 2 with that broken stealth, semi broken combat, and QTEs.
InTheLab  +   368d ago
4 of you clearly have never played the first game as the combat is unique and isn't but mash and roll. Or maybe you like QTEs? Or broken stealth?
boing1  +   368d ago
They aren't lying. All I can say.
aondaatje  +   368d ago
IM willing to bet anyone $1,000,000 that the ps4 version has frame rate issues
Roccetarius  +   368d ago
People will be sliding down from whatever they're sitting on, because they're in for a hell of an experience with Witcher 3.
CrossingEden  +   368d ago
The best part of this game is that the gameplay will be more memorable than the visuals and you get WAY more content than the majority of triple A games with higher budgets and way more linear worlds. CD Projekt Red FTW!
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No_Limit  +   368d ago
Can't wait for this on my PS4.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   368d ago
My mind was already blown when they showed the order1886 gameplay the witches 3 is going to really do something fantastic
Geekman  +   368d ago
After 3 months with the PS4, I think I'm over resolution.
jessupj  +   368d ago
I bet they will.

And as long as they take advantage of both console's hardware and don't aim for parity I'll be happy.
jessupj  +   368d ago
Apparently 1 pathetic person wants them to gimp the PS4 version just so that it won't be better than the xbone version.

I'll never understand fanboys.
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urwifeminder  +   368d ago
Pc for me but damn the 2nd game did look stunning with the material effects alone.
bienio  +   368d ago
I upgrade my Pc for this game😉
1nsomniac  +   367d ago
I've played them through on the PC but I'll definitely be picking this up on the PS4. I know it's doubtful but I hope there is some way to mimic my previous character/choices from PC across to console if it does continue on from the previous games.

I hope the GFX on console come close to what we've seen of the game so far as well!
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alti  +   367d ago
Will this studio shut the f*ck up already? Constantly sucking their own dick about how good their game looks. Yeah fuckin right, we've all seen the game already and you're delusional if you think it's anything other titles haven't already totally destroyed. SHUT UP. So sick of this game design team always complimenting themselves or pretending like they're always creating visual masterpieces. GET A GRIP.

When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great, they'll tell you.
windblowsagain  +   367d ago
I've never played any of the witchers.

Could not stand Oblivion or skyrim(skyrim as better) But both just made me feel like none of it mattered.

Anyone who's played all of them, how would you compare witchers to the others i mentioned.
Junior20  +   367d ago
When will be confirmed the release date? E3 2014?

I will play on PS4.

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