The Witcher 3: Devs Will Stick To 30 FPS, Prioritizing Performance

One can’t argue CPR chose 30 FPS due to a lack of resources, with 230 on staff and repeated delays.

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thekhurg1392d ago

And you have one bubble!

vishmarx1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

the pc build shown yesterday was i7 4790,8gb,gtx 980 was running at HIGH settings at 30fps,
ps4 version is also reprtedly 1080p30fps @ almost high.

the game is designed with 30fps in mind.
you may run it on a monster pc , but for all purposes , this is essentially a 30fps game

also thats a $1000 setup at least so [email protected] for running the game at slightly better than console specs for more than twice the asking price.actually unless you get a good deal , the gfx car+processor alone is 1000+ bucks.
thats without ram,monitor,keyboard,mouse,mot herboard,disc drive,HDD,modem,smps,controlle r to name a few

ill call it a '60fps game' when i see it running consistently at i said its possible but most gamers would end up doing high to ultra at 30.
you might get it to 120fps at low settings and 480p but that doesnt make it a 120fps game.
devs say its 30 .
so say that to the devs.

VaporShalashaska1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

To Vishmarx:

Calling it a 30fps game is utter bollocks.

Best regards, VS. (couldn't reply directly)

gedapeleda1392d ago

@ vishmarx

I don't think that's how PC works, devs don't really decide fps in that market, it's you run what you can run. And I highly doubt that that kind of a pc would struggle with Witcher.

JackVagina1392d ago

The games recommended specs for 30fps on PC is

Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz/AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770/AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

If you dont have a 980, goodluck getting 60fps on high-ultra

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Skate-AK1392d ago

Guessing your Avatar is a selfie? Who am i kidding, of course it is!

snookiegamer1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )


Hehe're so totally funny! Thanks for not being a total D#ck on that last comment ;)


I'm so happy for this game. I've read 2 of the books. The Lore is Awesome... definitely for Adults!

I'm still somewhere at the 1/2 way point of Dragon Age Inq. ...must hurry before Witcher 3 takes me over many sleepless nights!

Lulz ;)

Yi-Long1392d ago

I prefer a game like this to be running on 30fps if that means it will be highly detailed and filled with NPC's and gorgeous lighting and all that, instead of having a 60fps game to boast about (which isn't even all that important in an RPG), while having to sacrifice on all kinds of stuff, like falling leafs, animations, shadows, whatever.

Irishguy951392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

...Well, its an Action RPG. All actions games are infinitely better @60 FPS. Just know? Anything that requires reactions are better and more fun at higher FPS

Either way, 30FPS is grand and to be expected for big games like this on Consoles. Its no big deal, i'll be getting it on PC myself because I can. I'd be happy with the console version too though.

Edit - Haha, i'll give you an example...the witcher 2 was better at 60 than 30. So much more fluid and more important than the graphics were to me.

TheStrokes1392d ago

So is having one bubble, huh? Aw well, too bad you cant reply.

Would be great to have seen the game in 60fps, but with a smaller team and as stated numerous delays maybe they dont want to push the game back any longer. They are clearly a very talented bunch and I can live with 30fps on my £350 piece of kit :)

GribbleGrunger1392d ago

I often wonder why PC gamers are disliked so much ... So thanks for that.

VaporShalashaska1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

We're not all bad :)

My personal opinion is that all "fanboys" are equally bad, in the end the only thing differentiating the various elitists (in some cases cultist would be more accurate) is what platform they choose.

starchild1392d ago

As if you console fanboys are any better. On N4G in particular you are FAR worse. So I'd get off that high horse you imagine you are on.

GribbleGrunger1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )


Find me a post of mine where I use 'fanboy', 'Xbot' or any other derogatory word for some owning another system. Then find me a post of mine that attacks anyone personally. Then find me a post of mine that's in a thread about another platforms game. It should be easy considering I'm 'far worse'.

higgins781392d ago

Dont judge all console alike. My Wii U has been doing a tremendous job, both supplying the games I want AND performance - running 60fps locked has been little to no problem. I'm sure however the self-proclaimed 'hardcore' will have a reason why sticking to 30fps is good for this particular game but had it been any Nintendo game doing likewise...

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Articuno761392d ago

I'm not entirely sure why these are even news stories any more. Of course they stuck to 30FPS. That's an industry standard for graphically intensive games (and even many that aren't). And more to the point, we've been given absolutely no reason to believe that CPR wasn't targeting 30.

Skate-AK1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

Exactly. They have said they were targeting 30FPS since Dec 2013. That's over a year now.

starchild1392d ago

Well, many people did believe that games would run at 60fps on consoles this generation. I said at the start of this generation that most games would be 30fps on consoles and I was attacked and debubbled. Some people are slowly waking up to the reality, but there are still some people that think we are going to suddenly start getting many 60fps games on consoles as soon as developers "get more familiar with the hardware".

Articuno761391d ago

Yeah, that was never going to happen. Typically resolution doubles between generations but this generation (when we have had the mildest generation jump in hardware) developers are trying to not only double resolution, but framerate as well - an unprecedented high bar.

To their credit some developers are actually pulling it off, but it never has been a standard so the expectation that it will be is really strange.

Roccetarius1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

Well, it's not exactly realistic for it to target 60 on consoles in any case. Only the PC is capable of doing that, and even the recommended specs on PC isn't guranteed 60 FPS. That's without Ubersampling as well, i believe, which is sure to bring any PC to its knees.

Genova841392d ago

Hoping for 60 fps on ultra, no uber with my r9 295x2.

bumnut1392d ago

Im sure you will be fine, Uber Sampling isn't worth the performance hit imo

HeavenlySnipes1392d ago

I hope the game can maintain the 30 and not have it be 30fps some of the time

There's a lot of graphical effects that go on in battle scenarios

Big_Game_Hunters1392d ago

Not locked at 30 on PC i hope?

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