After the controversy regarding the latest screenshots released, CD Projekt denies that The Witcher 3 will suffer from any downgrade.
That's good news
"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. @below 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.
Or maybe it's just called optimization
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.
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.
i dont know what are you talking about
Downgrade on console versions, maybe. PC, no downgrade at all.
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.
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...
@RegorL 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.
[email protected] 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Couldn't agree more. I'd much rather have an expansive universe to explore over the hair follicles on my character be visible.
Correct, dont need! but do WANT!
watch dog was victim due to ubisoft's overhype fake marketing
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
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.
You are entitled to your ooinion but I strony disagree and suggest you re-evaluate The Witcher series.
[email protected] 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. [email protected] 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.
It's "Geralt of Rivia". Who the heck is Garrett of Riverdale?
it WAS YOUR OPINION actually there are lot of people complaining about combat..it 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 bytheway, "Garrett of Riverdale Is a powerful bad ass but still not invincible" who the heck is that?
Day One for me. Downgrade yes or not, it will be a better game than Bloodborne and it deserves all my money.
I'd happily pay $300...
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...
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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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.
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
leave b4 I slap u in the face.Witcher's got nothing on BloodBorne.
why are you comparing Witcher to Bloodborne?...two different beasts.
dont be so sure..it was bloodborne you talking about also,dont forget,quantity not determine quality..dont easily jump to conclusion
What Controversy? Do we really need to worry about CD PROJECKT RED, their games are stunning
http://www.twinfinite.net/2... The fur on the wolf is terrible, and the detail on the clothing and face. http://i.imgur.com/Vs3ne6l.... 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.
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
not finished you say...
Well, After seeing the XB1 being demo'd at EGX and witnessing the shonky framerate (it was awful in places) I can think of one console that needs it's version downgraded.
I thought it ran/looked good on the XB1? From what I read anyway
I am glad some one else noticed it, for me so far allot of the so called X1 footage if it is that? had terrible jitters and frame rate problems, it had constant stuttering and i was hoping maybe it was just a bad capture or some thing! this has me worried! The game looks too open and to good to be true, i hope it does look as good and runs as well as we have seen but i doubt it! anyone who failed to spot the stuttering and frame rate problems is CLUE LESS!! I hope it is sorted before release as i have it pre ordered on PS4 and i am looking forward to it so much, i love me some RPG games especially when it has a real time combat system. Game seriously looks so slick and sexy i find it hard to believe it will look as good and still have a stable frame rate. If its native 1080p at a solid 30fps I WILL BE ECSTATIC! This link says its so far native 1080p 30fps on PS4 and 900p 30fps on X1 which is pretty impressive considering the scope of the open world and since its cd project reds first game on the PS4/X1 and the fact its still early in the generation! http://gamingbolt.com/the-w... If this link is accurate then it gives me hope, if we are getting such awesome looking games this early imagine in year 4 and 5!
Downgrade is easily most stupid word in 2014. Where it came from? From dumb fanboys, especially from the so-called "PC Masterace" who is upset that new consoles are that week they thought.
Sorry. I meant "that new consoles NOT that week they thought". Cannot edit my first post.
The second post is just as grammar deficient as the first haha:P
I still dont get that sentence XD I think many thought they d get the console graphics that was shown on PC demo and that game would be 'next gen' while of course its only cross gen. much hype build up on fantasy too and easier to put the blame on the guys who try to sell it to you actually.
The word "downgrade" isn't a made up word and it's not like it hasn't been used before 2014. It happens all the time so it's understandable if people worry about it. We simply want the game that's being advertised.
That sceenshot is stunning, I can't believe people are up in arms about it! On second though, yeah I can believe it, some people whine if even a pixel is out of place
I doubt the PC version of Witcher 3 would be compromised, due to the consoles (CDPR - mainly PC developer). The same can't be said for other games though, which are made for the lower end consoles, then ported to PC instead. That's not just something people are saying, because it's happening.
So in other words the PC version is gimped. If you think the consoles are as powerful as a high end PC you are delirious.
Nobody claims that consoles are as powerful as high end pcs, only people like you do. God forbid we just talk about how awesome this game will be on both PC AND console.
Scrolling through this comment section...not a single person said consoles are as powerful as PC's. You're the "delirious" one in here. Also where does it mention the PC version is gimped? Entertaining how people come up with mindless conclusions. I would say let's wait and see, but that's too much logic I suppose. Carry on.
good for you
I mean, I hope the game looks amazing, but itll still be an awesome game if it doesnt look as sazzy as it looked before...
will be getting witcher on ps4. next-gen all day 😄
lol should we believe them ? no way in hell ;)
Yea, fingers crossed. But you'll never know for sure. Are they even talking about the PS4 version?
A slight downgrade wouldn't hurt would it? Games like watch dog was a huge down-grade, it didn't look no way near as good as the e3 demo. I like CD Projekt for not hyping up the witcher. day one for me.
Personally speaking...I like when Devs. Maximize the current gen Graphics cards rather than focus on only the new and expensive ones..shows they care about gaming before graphics. Not every PC gamer has a top of the line machine. Mine is okay to run current games on med. to max settings...but in a year or two new games will push for better hardware...why would I want a game that won't play well on my system when it should be more than capable especially since my hardware in my PC is more powerful than PS4'S and XBOne?
This is why PC games have a graphics settings menu which allows you to dumb down the game to match the specs of your system. It's a simple concept really.
Good news, I really don't want to be disappointed on this game. I'm still recovering from Titanfall and Destiny...
These are the same people who said there will be no exclusive things or console biased and they released a limited edition exclusive to the xbox one with a cool looking statue and all smh.............
They are also the same people who's games are 100% DRM free and have not charged for any DLC released. As a reward to loyal fans they also lowered the price of the Witcher 3 for anyone owning one or both of the previous entries. Not to mention Xbox One isn't the only one getting the statue. Everyone is. Xbone is only getting the cloth map and tarot cards.
wont be surprised if there will be a downgrade
Just dont make the PS4 version suffer to get parity with the xbone that cant do games in 1080p, just because xbone is weak doesn't mean PS4 should have to suffer like it is with AC Unity.