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The Witcher 3 may run better on PS4 than Xbox One

Eurogamer: In Poland last week I broached, with CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski, the delicate matter of whether The Witcher 3 will run better on PS4 than on Xbox One. (PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

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The_Infected  +   346d ago
He says it will be so small you probably want even know the difference. The game will be great either way.
imt558  +   346d ago
But he said also :

"It's too early to say."
ScareFactor  +   346d ago
Multiplats will be almost identical for the whole generation. Developers won't make two separate versions because of cost/time. The difference will be marginal if not identical
Ultra  +   346d ago
"It's more of a PR differentiation," he added, "which is very important for Sony right now - and they are using it, obviously"

PR wars are like bikinis, very interesting.
cfc78  +   346d ago

But not as interesting as women in bikinis.
nypifisel  +   346d ago | Well said
Why wouldn't the most powerful of the two run a game better? It will always be the case. There are no grey zone anymore..
TheGrimReaper0011  +   346d ago
The only thing that's not too early say is that the Witcher 3 will be fucking awesome :D

Cant wait to play it!
mcarsehat  +   346d ago
ScareFactor is correct, I bought a ps4 because of all of the people commenting on "how much better it looks" and it's been blown WAY out of proportion. I've played metal gear solid: ground zeroes on both my Ps4 and my Xbox One side by side and there is hardly a difference, mgs on ps4 is just smoother when you move round that is literally all.

I hope this isn't the only news that comes out from here to February because it got annoying long ago.
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Hyper_Tension140  +   346d ago

Anyone who has read the digital foundary articles knows that resolution isnt the only thing that makes xbone versions of multiplats inferior.
torchic  +   346d ago

you shouldn't be buying things based on the opinions & recommendations of FANBOYS

with that said it's still too early for large differences in graphics and performance between PS4 & Xbox One (in multiplats). that will come in a few years, even though the difference between the two right now is larger than it has been in previous generations I think
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ZodTheRipper  +   346d ago
The superior console performing superior, this shouldn't be news anymore. It's like if car magazines would report that BMW has faster cars than Volvo. How about talking about the game itself?
imt558  +   346d ago

Quote :

ScareFactor is correct, I bought a ps4 because of all of the people commenting on "how much better it looks" and it's been blown WAY out of proportion. I've played metal gear solid: ground zeroes on both my Ps4 and my Xbox One side by side and there is hardly a difference, mgs on ps4 is just smoother when you move round that is literally all.

Nope, he is not correct at all and even you! Depends which TV you have ( some shitty TV or high-end. I have 55" HX850 ) I played MGS : GZ to. PS3 version ( same resolution as Xbone despite graphical difference ) vs. PS4 version and compared 720p vs. 1080p. If you said there is a hardly a difference, you are pretty blind.
Maddens Raiders  +   346d ago
dat PS4 though....
FITgamer  +   346d ago
I'm surprised they aren't going for parity. They said the Xbox One was easier to develop for than PS4.
randomass171  +   346d ago
I wouldn't expect any huge differences between multiplat console versions aside from resolution or slight frame rate differences.
Eonjay  +   346d ago
This seems like such a futile subject. Of course it runs better. Like Watch Dogs, COD, BF4, Trials Fusion, At some point, its not even worth mentioning anymore. I don't need a house to fall on me to get it. If things change, lets pick up the conversation at that point in time.
alexkoepp  +   346d ago
Think I'll probably pick up the highly superior Microsoft Windows 8 edition, let my r9 290x tear this game apart!
thunderbear  +   346d ago
If they take advantage of the hardware, it should run better on PS4. It's just a simple matter of math in this case because as opposed to last-gen, there's no debate about which machine is faster. The PS4 is. This might be a developer that feels that 1080p is "barely" different to 720p or what have you, which is of course not true.

Exclusive games will show what platform has the most power, and so far PS4 is clearly showing it's the faster one. Sunset Overdrive looks fun, but definitely doesn't show of next-gen graphics. My biggest hope so far for X1 is Quantum Break.

A PS4 exclusive version of Witcher would look better than a multi-platform version of Witcher on PS4. That's how multi-platform development works, just like how you can't fully design a new-gen game that is also coming out on last-gen -- true no matter how many comments Ubisoft releases to say that Watch Dogs is a true next gen game. (Doesn't mean it won't be fun though or have its graphical moments).

Still really looking forward to Witcher 3 (on PC for me given their background of taking advantage of high-end PCs).
UltimateMaster  +   346d ago
Re-write title.
The Witcher 3 WILL run better on the PS4.
Kinda mundane and repetitive, WE ALREADY ALL KNOW THAT, GOD IT IS ANNOYING.
mikeslemonade  +   346d ago
haha ultimate master I was about to make that comment too.

It's no loger matter of if or will. PS4 is the multiplat player.
Supporter  +   346d ago
Its a pc title that gives the highest end systems in the pc crowd a run for their money. The better performance is gonna go to the system that can better follow the performance of top end PC's, with the 1.5x speed advantage the ps4 has its just better equipped mime a pc, this is a multiplat we've seen how multiplats fare on the one so far....
UltraNova  +   346d ago
Who cares just finish the damn game already I cant wait|!
MightyNoX  +   346d ago
He obviously doesn't want to step on MS' toes. As a Dev with PC background, I'm certain he sings a *very* different tune in private.
Flamingweazel  +   346d ago
He is being diplomatic.
Evilsnuggle  +   346d ago
Is this a suprise to any at this point in time. The PS4 is the more powerful than xBone. If you want the best graphics and gameplay experience then the PS4 is the most capable console. Yes resolution and frame rate matters . If not stick with PS3 and 360 or Atari 2600 for that matter. Xbone is $100 more for a weaker game console . I play on a 55 " TV yes I want the best resolution and frame rate. This game and every game will be superior on PS4 unless the developers gimp the game.

The developer never said anything about a small difference. He did say that Ine console can do more than the other. What do you think that the developer who is trying to sell games to xbone fans would say. What That PS4 is a better game console.


Get this in your head. This is a developer trying to sell Xbone's games giving everyone a P.R SPIN machine the PS4 version will be superior read between the lines. The cloud , DX12, or secret sauce will not make xbone weaker hardware equal or better than the PS4. This will be the same this entire generation

P.S played the Witcher 2 on 360 it was my favorite 360 game last gen. Hopefully that the sequel Witcher 3 will be even better than the Witcher 2.
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randomass171  +   346d ago
It's not much of a surprise to me honestly. This has been the trend since launch. That being said, I don't think Xbox One owners are necessarily getting bad versions. The games are basically the same but with slight technical downgrades on the One.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   346d ago
I heard that crap last gen with the power of the cell. Then I played Orange Box.
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souga_houjou_jin  +   346d ago

except that it will happen again but this time it will be "THA power of THA cloud"
Jonny5isalive  +   346d ago
In regards to the part where they talk about 720p vs 1080p, I dont see how people cant tell the difference at any distance other than too far.

either way, everyone should get the witcher 3. Even on 360 the withcher 2 was awesome and the story is great. Witcher 3 is my most anticipated game coming out soon.
randomass171  +   346d ago
My TV goes only up to 720p. I couldn't tell the difference even if I tried lol.
JsonHenry  +   346d ago
As long as it runs on my PC I don't care. And I am sure if there is a parity between the two console versions it won't be worth noting.

This game could have PS2 era graphics and still be fun. The Witcher games have great gameplay, story, and presentation. The great graphics is just icing on the cake.
Magicite  +   346d ago
dont forget that they were on MS E3 floor last year, that also means something.
Mariusmssj  +   345d ago
Yes MS gave them time on on their E3 stage to show off Witcher 3 trailer.
TheXgamerLive  +   346d ago
Pointless article, someone trying to extrapilate info that isnt there yet.
corvusmd  +   346d ago
"May" "Too small to notice" "Too early to tell" clearly fanboy troll bait...like all these articles are
BlackTar187  +   346d ago
Seriously who cares this game is going to be awesome
Saleem101  +   346d ago
Developers are not going tell you there is big performance difference between ps4 and xbox one version it's called downplaying to keep there customers happy...
BallsEye  +   346d ago
I fail to find where exactly he says ps4 will be having better version.

He simply states that releases on both platforms may differ a tiny bit, that's it. Doesn't say anything n favor of any console. Damn you guys need to take off your fanboy glasses.
DigitalAnalog  +   346d ago
@mcarsehat: I'm sorry. Your opinion is invalidated the moment Kojima released the comparison videos. Since they're both at their native uncompressed state, I can CLEARLY see the difference between both of them. So don't pretend to create this virtual equivalency to compensate as a bi-partisan gamer.
larrysdirtydrawss  +   346d ago
again,sounds like a developer trying to sell a game on multiple consoles
nope111  +   346d ago | Funny
Pfffsshh whatever, i still got Kinect http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photo...

God i love these gifs http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photo...
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kenshiro100  +   346d ago
That Kinect gif still cracks me up. xD
I_am_Batman  +   346d ago
lol. That look on the face of the kid with the red shirt when he sees what his parents are doing is priceless.
randomass171  +   346d ago
Wow. Just wow. Even I find these amusing. XD
cfc78  +   346d ago
I don't think it will be a maybe more like a definitely would be the realistic answer.
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Kayant  +   346d ago
"We are still working on squeezing the juice out of the consoles and Microsoft are supporting us in this respect," Iwinski told me."

"It's more of a PR differentiation," he added, "which is very important for Sony right now - and they are using it, obviously - than something that is really meaningful to gamers.

"We're definitely working to max out each of the platforms in terms of what we can get, because that's a crucial element of The Witcher 3"

Man the downplaying of the difference is ridiculous so first he says they're working with MS to optimize the game yet the difference is not meaningful to gamers and is more of a PR play. You just contradicted yourself because if it wasn't important you won't be working with the platform holder in order to improve the game.

This constant downplaying is stupid consumers compare products all the time in order to choose what's best for them. Why and how does more/steadier framerate or higher res not beneficial to gamers? Why do we have multiple consoles to choose from where does PC gaming exist?

Theses things matter they mattered last gen and they still matter now especially when the differences are more.

It's funny this is coming from a studio that is making a game that will be a visual benchmark.
jessupj  +   346d ago
I pretty much agree with everything you said. Most of us can easily see through this PR BS, but I can't really blame the guy.

Resolutiongate is a very touchy subject for both parties. MS fans get defensive when they hear there's a difference, and Sony fans get annoyed when they hear parity.

So they try to stay in the middle ground; saying there is a difference, but it's only "slight" in a desperate attempt to not anger anyone.

I don't know why we all just can't be open and honest about it though.
uth11  +   346d ago
squeezing juice OUT of consoles? I thought MS was pouring special sauce in? :P
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rmw2hot87  +   346d ago
Most multiplatform games runs better on PS4. Since the game been pushed back till next year they can optimize the xbox one version as much possible with all the extra time. Still gonna get the xbox one version regardless cause it's my console of choice.
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Applejack  +   346d ago
Hopefully people won't come to your house and lynch you for that lol.
LordMaim  +   346d ago
You say "most". Is there a multiplatform game that runs better on Xbox One?
Hyper_Tension140  +   346d ago
Yes just one, and its called Strider a side-scrolling platform game developed by Double Helix you know the same people that made Killer Instinct on xbone;)

But the only diffrence is better texture filtering nothing to much.
LordMaim  +   345d ago
@Hyper_Tension140: I can live with that track record.
randomass171  +   346d ago
Good on ya for sticking to your guns. Even if the Xbox One versions don't run at the same resolution, I fail to see what makes them unworthy purchases to some people. So they don't perform as well. So what? They're still great games. That much is still true.
Saleem101  +   346d ago
Why do you feel need tell people your console of choice lol....
Rimgal  +   346d ago
No way. I'm shocked. /s
XiSasukeUchiha  +   346d ago
PS4 is obliviously going to run better lol
somedude342  +   346d ago
no shit games will run better on better hardware
KingPin  +   346d ago
but devz have the power to make the games looks the same on both.

like taking 2 different pcs and setting everything to low settings and 640x480 resolution. them games will look just as shitty weather you have a 64MB card or 2GB DDR5 card.
vork77  +   346d ago
you dont say!
g-nome  +   346d ago
I'd be very surprised at this stage if it did not.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   346d ago
I think ill get this on xbox one regardless just because Ive played Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 and I like to keep game series on one console. its sort of an obsession of mine.
ThatEnglishDude  +   346d ago
Fair enough, but it's not the same console, nor is it the whole series.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   346d ago
No but same gamer tag, will be under the same games played history etc. May seem odd to some people its just the way I like it.
I do the same with some games on PS, for example Metal Gear and Final Fantasy. I wouldn't play those on Xbox
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gamingisnotacrime  +   346d ago
The witcher 2 is so good. I wished it came out for ps3 or ps4 as a nicde warm up for witcher 3
Clown_Syndr0me  +   346d ago
To be honest Im not very far into it, I got it for 99p from a foreign marketplace but only played it for a few hours before other games made me forget it. I revisit it now and again but I need to complete it before the third comes out!
Imalwaysright  +   346d ago
I don't see the point in having the witcher 2 on the PS3. It would be like having an incomplete game but having it on the PS4 would be great because your choices made in the game would carry to the Witcher 3.
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pyramidshead  +   346d ago
There will be disparity in multiplatform titles all the way up until DX12 drops in winter 2015. Long gen for some folk I feel. Might as well expect worse running multiplats on Xbone now.
ape007  +   346d ago
this is isn't funny MS, you gotta do something

this is the first time in history that a more expensive console offer less technical prowess

MS gotta drop kinect now before it's too late
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souga_houjou_jin  +   346d ago
sarcasm off.
kenshiro100  +   346d ago
Wow...just wow.
MegaSackman  +   346d ago
Enough of this, bring on the games.
GusBricker  +   346d ago
Framerate over resolution PLEASE!
LordMaim  +   346d ago
Or both. Both is good.
Hyper_Tension140  +   346d ago
Aside from Call of Duty Ghost, every game has had better or equal framerate on PS4 even with higher resolution.

I dont know why there still people thinking sony is sacrificing FPS for resolution, PS4 is MORE powerful why dont you guys understand.
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killzone619  +   346d ago

maybe because DRIVECLUB IS 30FPS?!
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Utalkin2me  +   345d ago
What does driveclub have to do with PS4 multi plats running at higher resolutions and better framerates?
gamingisnotacrime  +   346d ago
Cd proyect developers should just focused on the game quality, let sony and ms do the pr sht however they want.
Darklordnick  +   346d ago
Whatever the final res and fps are gonna be..... I cant get enough of that trailer !! I need this game !!
DoesUs  +   346d ago
No sh!t sherlock. Will be the same all this gen. All that extra power ....and they barely have to life a finger to tap into it. Can't deny the large gulf in hardware. Software only goes far...
Milruka  +   346d ago
Who cares, it's going to run best on my PC.
DevilishSix  +   346d ago
Who would have ever thought a game would run better on a more powerful GPU and faster RAM. This is news to me.
Jazz4108  +   346d ago
Don't forget ms has the more powerful cpu. If used correctly with the esram then parity will be the norm and cd project red seems to have a great relationship with microsoft so I would say parity for sure maybe better on the one.
Whitey2k  +   346d ago
Where u get that from? Despite its speed increase the ps4 cpu outperforms x1 cpu in benchmark tests
IvanCRO95  +   346d ago
What else is new?! :D
feraldrgn  +   346d ago
It would be questionable if it didn't.
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MasterCornholio  +   346d ago
I'm not surprised.

kx11  +   346d ago
meanwhile Next-gen edition is exclusive on PC lolz
Clarence  +   346d ago
Einhert  +   346d ago
Developers even said themselves that the best platform to enjoy the game on will be PC.

As for the consoles obviously the PS4 is going to be the best choice, SONY did not skimp on the GPU for a motion sensor gimmick.
AceBlazer13  +   346d ago
Let it sink in and we can move on. The standard is PC >PS4>XB1/WiiU

Of course with the only exception being next gen remakes that don't come to pc i.e Tomb Raider.
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