CD Projekt: There Will Be No Downgrade For The Witcher 3

After the controversy regarding the latest screenshots released, CD Projekt denies that The Witcher 3 will suffer from any downgrade.

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decrypt1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

"Jose Teixeira telling us afterwards that you won’t even need a beastly PC to play it at max settings."

Looks like the graphics might be dumbed down to accommodate the ancient hardware in the new consoles.

Its not good news at all, if powerful hardware isnt required for maxing the game out. Nvidia and AMD might as well close shop. Good luck getting a good upgrade on the next conloles if that happens.


Requiring powerful hardware for max settings doesnt mean the game is a bad mess when it comes to optimization.

You could have a very well optimized game, which displays avg graphics at low settings, good graphics at medium, amazing graphics at high and out of the world graphics with max settings. its the way PC gaming has always worked. Check games like Half life 2, Quake 3, Quake 2, farcry 1 at release nothing could max those games out. Were they an unoptimized mess? no.

They were just ment to scale very well with all hardware. Which ment GPU makers actually had something to look forward too. Whats the point if games are only made with current hardware in mind and wont scale with the future hardware? Nvidia AMD might as well close shop.

Darkwatchman1383d ago

Or maybe it's just called optimization

Imp0ssibl31383d ago

That just meant that the game is well optimized. Crysis 3 is an example of this, fantastic graphics which didn't bring down the game at 15-20 FPS on monster configurations like the first Crysis game did.

shloobmm31383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

Half life 2 was easily maxxed out upon release as was far cry.Not to mention there isnt a game out there that takes advantage of what we currently have so why look toward the future. Higher resolutions isnt the sokution to better graphics. Id rather stay at 1440p and get a lot more graphical fidelity then the same games we are getting with better textures and higher resolutions. Hell even star citizen isnt showing anything new. With sli 780 ti's the games i should be getting should be mind blowing and they simply aren't. We are throwing tons of power at mediocre looking games just to run them at high frame rates. We should be getting so much more than we are. On paper my 780 ti blows away my old 660 ti. Unfortunately when ut comes to real world game play the results aren't much of a step up.

rodiabloalmeida1383d ago

Downgrade on console versions, maybe.
PC, no downgrade at all.

Bdub20001383d ago

Careful, read previous articles, PS4 guys are starting to think their system is more powerful than a gaming Pc. :/

It's a graphical powerhouse, but come on...

Here come the disagrees... Ouch. The truth hurts.

RegorL1383d ago

I can prove the PS4 is more powerful than _a_ gaming PC.

It is definitely more powerful than our family’s gaming PC!
(Our gaming PC is good enough for most games played - minecraft / Sims. But since it is only a dual core it struggles with FPS multi player like BF4)

The kids are hoping for a new gaming PC this Christmas...

rodiabloalmeida1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )


You are comparing a PC capable of running Minecraft with BF4, one of the most demanding games to run today still? Really?

You don't know nothing about PCs, I'm afraid, son.

internationterrorist1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

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Metro Redux is 1080P 60fps locked on PS4 . Metro Redux is a great example of optimization of code or optimized for the console. Metro series is a beautiful beast of a game on pc and is often used for benchmarking high end GPU'S please decrypt STFU.

I played The Witcher 2 on 360. The Witcher 2 was my favorite 360 game last gen and had amazing graphics on 360. That says a lot for CD Project Red skills of optimized on game consoles. The Witcher 2 was awesome game The Witcher 3 is my most anticipated game First day purchase for me on PS4.

decrypt1383d ago

Metro is a last gen game. Running a last gen game on a next gen console at 1080p is no big feat. Hell you could run Metro redux at 1080p on a 7850 maxed out on a pc at 1080p.

Let us know when PS4 actually runs real next gen games(aka games not released on last gen dinosaurs due to limitations) at 1080p, more likely ps4 will fall back to 720p on real next gen games of which we hardly have any now.

DigitalRaptor1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

Metro: Last Last is a technical masterpiece well-optimised for high-end PCs and then ported to consoles.

Since PC is years ahead of consoles in terms of performance, Last Light was "next-gen" before PS4/Xbone even came onto the market, so it's not really a last-gen game in the same sense that TLOU or Halo 4 are last gen.

boskoz1383d ago

Honestly, the UBER-SUPER-HYPER graphics is the last thing I need from a game like that.

If this has all the freedom and the content it promise, it is more than enough for me.

Alexious1383d ago

Agreed, but it would tarnish the game's reputation.

For example, Watch Dogs in my opinion isn't a bad game at all, far from it; but the discussion regarding its graphics downgrade pretty much poisoned the game's reception, regardless of its actual gameplay.

Malphite1383d ago

100% agreed. I actually enjoyed Watch Dogs quite a bit. I also thought the graphics weren't bad at all.

The Witcher 3 is one of my most anticipated games. I really hope it turns out to be a great game.

Darkwatchman1383d ago

Actually, super high end graphics for The Witcher is fairly important because they are very story driven games that attempt to immerse you. It's much easier to sell a well told story, characters, and immersion with the best graphics possible. I'll always think the best graphics possible are needed for games that focus heavily on story/atmosphere/etc..

Dirtnapstor1383d ago

I agree, graphics are an important part of gaming despite what people say, no matter the game type itself. Everyone would be throwing a fit if W3 came out looking like the very first installment.

TheUltimateGamer1383d ago

Couldn't agree more. I'd much rather have an expansive universe to explore over the hair follicles on my character be visible.

Scenarist1383d ago

Correct, dont need! but do WANT!

Kumomeme1382d ago

watch dog was victim due to ubisoft's overhype fake marketing

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vishmarx1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

prompt , ill give that to them.
but ill wait and see , people give them way too much credit.
one mediocre game and one good game with absolutely amazing story and soundtrack but extremely mediocre combat.not god tier at all.

and while w3 looks like the best of the bunch,
id like to see a demo that isnt in the same forest and focuses a bit more on combat.
also have they scrapped finishers from this?that was one of the few things i really liked in w2 combat

STILL BUYING IT DAY 1, huge sucker for rpgs

Alexious1383d ago

I do agree that the first two games aren't quite stellar, but this one looks like something else. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint.

annoyedgamer1383d ago

You are entitled to your ooinion but I strony disagree and suggest you re-evaluate The Witcher series.

internationterrorist1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

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prompt , ill give that to them. 
but ill wait and see , people give them way too much credit. 
one mediocre game and one good game with absolutely amazing story and soundtrack but extremely mediocre combat.not god tier at all. 

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WILLIS. THAT IS JUST YOUR OPINION. I for one loved the combat in the Witcher 2. It was smooth, fast paced and challenging all at the same time . The Witcher 2 combat was amazing CD Project Red got the combat right for 360. It was perfect it was fast paced but not hack and slash. You could not just button mash and beat enemies you had to use strategy . But the combat was still fast paced. CD Project Red is trying to make you feel like Garrett of Riverdale Is a powerful bad ass but still not invincible. The combat is fast paced but you need to use traps, potions or magic to defeat tougher enemies or too many enemies at once. The Witcher 2 combat was amazing also Demon's Souls combat was wonderful executed.

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Lol lol;) that was funny as hell. Wow can't believe all the disagrees most be a bunch of Satan worshipers on N4G or just plain to stupid to understand your post. .

P.S this downgrade stuff is ridiculous. As long the game looks good , has good frame rates and good controls who the hell cares just fanboy nonsense.

AndrewLB1383d ago

It's "Geralt of Rivia". Who the heck is Garrett of Riverdale?

Kumomeme1382d ago (Edited 1382d ago )


actually there are lot of people complaining about was you who didnt notice that

even cd red projekt are admitted it and before in interview they determine to fix it

really hope they fix it


"Garrett of Riverdale Is a powerful bad ass but still not invincible"

who the heck is that?

Aurenar1383d ago

Day One for me.

Downgrade yes or not, it will be a better game than Bloodborne and it deserves all my money.

Alexious1383d ago

Well, you can buy the uber collector edition if you really want to give them a lot of money. And I suppose, a lot of merchandise too...

MrSwankSinatra1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

You got a copies of the witcher 3 & bloodborne?? Please tell me where I can find copies of those games at so I can make uneducated comparisons. /s

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Imalwaysright1383d ago

I don't get the disagrees... If I could I would give poppinslops 5 bubbles for one of the funniest comments I've ever seen on N4g.

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skulz71383d ago

They are completely different games. The only thing similar about them is that they are both RPG's. However, The Witcher 3 does look insanely promising.

OB1Biker1383d ago

It will be a better game than anything coming out anyyear.. so I hope :P
not sure why you mention Bloodborne though it sure will be one of the best too

theshredded1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

leave b4 I slap u in the face.Witcher's got nothing on BloodBorne.

shammgod1383d ago

why are you comparing Witcher to Bloodborne?...two different beasts.

Kumomeme1382d ago

dont be so was bloodborne you talking about
also,dont forget,quantity not determine quality..dont easily jump to conclusion

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meatysausage1383d ago

What Controversy?
Do we really need to worry about CD PROJECKT RED, their games are stunning

Patrick_pk441383d ago

The fur on the wolf is terrible, and the detail on the clothing and face.

The bottom picture is the latest footage.

I love CD Projeckt Red, but I hope those screenshots are from either the PS4 or Xbone, and not the PC.

meatysausage1382d ago

But maybe they havnt finished those textures yet. The game is out next year so lets all calm down until its out and we can see then.

Either way, i wouldnt care at all. I want witcher 3

Kumomeme1382d ago

not finished you say...

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