The Witcher 3 Dev: Recommended PC Specs Will Not Run It At 60FPS, Details On Graphics Effect & More

Some interesting new graphics/visuals details about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and a confirmation from developer that even if PC gamer meets recommended specs, they won't be able to run The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at 60FPS.

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WESKER20151414d ago

This makes the consoles look extremely good, so all the PC elitists understand now that the PS4/XO are powerful machines.

Mega241414d ago

They aren't really, game was developed for consoles, then ported to PC. Just like Dying Light. This is why both games are poorly optimized for PC, Dying light being a prime example.

RegorL1414d ago

"They aren't really, game was developed for consoles, then ported to PC. ... This is why both games are poorly optimized for PC..."

And your point is?

In theory I could drive faster in this car. But in practice it is not really made for the roads I am travelling...

Why don't they make six lane straight roads everywhere?
Because it is not worth it when so few are travelling in that direction...

shloobmm31414d ago

These games were not designed for console sand then ported. What are you smoking dude? You truly know nothing about Cd projekt if you believe that.

AKissFromDaddy1414d ago

@Mega24 "This is why both games are poorly optimized for PC, Dying light being a prime example."

Developers can't optimized magnificent graphics and frames per second for every GPU on PC.

There's too many combinations, in addition to an overwhelming majority of PC players who won't upgrade their hardware. They generally expect old GPU and old CPUs to perform well, then decry poor optimization when the games required and recommended specs exceed their hardware.

Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software their customers are using. Participation in the survey is optional and anonymous. The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer: http://store.steampowered.c...

About half (49.23%) of the respondents still have dual CPUs. That's the majority of Steam users.

Intel HD Graphics 4000 is the most popular GPU for the respondents at 5.24% and Intel HD Graphics 3000 is the second most popular GPU for the respondents at 3.25%.

These cards are the next popular in descending order for the respondents from #3 to #10:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2.59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2.31%
Intel HD Graphics 2000 2.27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1.90%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 1.85%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 1.75%
Intel HD Graphics 4400 1.74%
Intel HD Graphics 2500 1.62%

Intel HD Graphics are five of the top 10 video cards used on Steam. If you continue looking downwards, it gets more disheartening on that list.

Even a GeForce GT 630 is more popular than my PC's GPU, HD 6970, which I compared it to on this chart.

It's laughably saddening to read that comparison, see that card, GeForce GT 630, in the top ten GPUs used, and read complaints about optimization.

If Steam Profiles forcibly showed PC specs of its users, everyone would be shocked that people are buying games that their PC don't or barely meet the minimum PC specs.

I just wanted to display to you my reasoning for disagreeing with you on PC optimization.

Corpser1414d ago

^^^ PC is a forever backward compatible platform, of course more people would be using older/less powerful hardware, and you don't need a fast/expensive GpU to play indie games or MMOs, people that have old pcs with integrated graphics are not the type of people that would buy Witcher 3, this is so silly

Meltic1414d ago

Dying light isnt a bad port. It runs smooth on my computer. It dips sometimes but its normal....

d3nworth11413d ago

This gen of consoles use PC architecture. So even if this game was developed for consoles it wouldn't make Optimizing for PC difficult.

kingPoS1412d ago

I'd like to think pc's use rectangle Lego blocks while consoles use the smaller square blocks in addition to the rectangular blocks. So while the pc can build larger, they have perquisites that must be adhered to, namely the inumerable combinations between gpu cpu ram and everything in between.

Sometimes... smaller is better.
Damn Lego games & movies lol

Gateway MT6706 2008

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oIITSBIIo1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

PS4 runs at 1080p/30FPS
PS4 > X1.
PS4 textures blurrier than PC high.
Grass and similar detail pops in ~5m on consoles. Double that on PC.


it doesn't even match the high settings not to mention ultra settings + it's 30 fps locked! and you call it powerful.

medman1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )

Settle down, son. If you really care about this stuff, maybe you need some hobbies outside of gaming to take your mind off your comparison complex. The game will be the same no matter which platform it's played's silly to argue about framerate and resolution...most gamers don't really notice. Only if you play the different versions side by side will the high end pc running ultra be the obvious choice. That doesn't mean console only owners won't enjoy The Witcher, they will. And from what I've seen from the online videos, all versions look pretty darn good.

kingduqc1414d ago

Console has no option, you are stuck with medium quality and low framerate

How is having the possibility to push high resolution and framerate even a bad thing? I'll run it better then a ps4 with a 2.5 year old rig and when I play it in 3-4 years it's going to be 60 fps 4k maxed while your game will be stuck at sub 30 fps low res low quality... for the same price.

sevilha821414d ago

I love my Ps4,i want to have a XboxOne,but no...they are mid- powerfull at best,and with good optimazation they will surprise us but we have to be realistic,compared to a high end Pc they are miles away.

Cometer1412d ago

I'm a PS4/XO owner and Wesker2015 and Mega24 couldn't be further from the truth.

Several things to point out regarding The Witcher and CD Projekt Red. The Witcher series first became popular on the PC. It was a PC exclusive title. The PC open nature allowed CD Projekt Red to grow in size and eventually have the means to support all major platforms.

The Wicher 2 is well known for being a game that could push PC hardware to the limit. Many sites used The Witcher 2 for benchmarks.

As for The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red already mentioned several of the advantages higher end PCs will get. The game won't be a PC port, nor will it be a console port.
They're giving it exactly the same attention each platform deserves.

As for "making consoles look extremely good".
As a owner of both the PS4 and Xbox One I must say that I enjoy my consoles but they can't even compete with recent mid-range PCs.
Instead of living in denial go check it yourself. Check the benchmark videos of mid range PCs running games like Dying Light at more than 30 FPS. There is so many information around that you just don't get it if you want to continue to live in denial.
The reason why I bought both consoles is one and one only. EXCLUSIVES.
Other than that, a mid-range PC is a better choice.
And unlike others, I make this statement because I OWN both consoles and a mid-range PC that I bought long before consoles were released.

There are articles you can read to educate yourself but to put it simple, console hardware is comparable to the performance available in an old GTX 660.

Stop making assumptions of things you don't understand. Try before making an uninformed opion.
It is as simple as checking Youtube.

bixxel1411d ago

This proves that next gen consoles are not as powerful as they anticipated it to be. After what happened with Watch Dogs and Assassins creed Unity,this news doesn't surprise me. Even the Order 1886 had to add black bars (Plus 30 fps instead of 60) to hide the fact that PS4 can't handle such high graphics. Then,Uncharted 4 was slightly downgraded from "This is real time footage from PS4" trailer shown previously.

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SaveFerris1414d ago

Sounds great. I'm sure CD Projekt Red will be able to fix things in time.

Genova841414d ago

Just glad I have better than the recommended specs. My R9 295x2 is ready!

trickman8881414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

I have an I7-4790k+ Gigabyte G1 GTX 970. Can I likely run this game at 1080p60fps high-max settings?


Software_Lover1414d ago

I should be able to run it pretty good. Still not buying at launch though.

crazysapertonight1414d ago

Lol, seems The Witcher 3 on consoles will be just slightly better than Assassin's Creed Unity port

sevilha821414d ago

please dont compare a rushed game from a greeady publisher to the work of this fine and customer loyal gentlemen,that is CD Project Red.

Thank You.

crazysapertonight1413d ago

Good optimization never was CDproject's strong side =)

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