Microsoft Apologizes for Confusion Over 1080p/60fps Witcher 3 Footage on Xbox Channel

Earlier today, the official Microsoft Xbox YouTube channel published an impressive new video for CD Projekt Red's upcoming role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Since the video was published to the Xbox channel, some might have thought the gameplay was captured on the Xbox One edition of the game

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AngelicIceDiamond1129d ago

Damn MS easy. People will crucify you for this.

bunt-custardly1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Why do they still do this knowing people aren't going to just sit back and lap it up.

"Let's just blame it on the intern".

Genuine-User1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Both Microsoft and Sony need to stop this practice. When I go to their respective channels, I expect to see content that is indicative of what the PS4/X1 hardware can achieve.

Edit: To be precise, I'm not complaing about the first party content.

LordMaim1129d ago


How did Sony get dragged into this?

Mega241129d ago

@ LordMaim

Didn't Sony used PC gameplay of Arkham Knight to reveal it for PS4, then later clarified by Rocksteady that it was indeed PC footage passed as PS4? I think that's why Genuine-User made that reference of "both".

Genuine-User1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )


I'm simply sharing my experience.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Official Gameplay Trailer | PS4 -

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Official Gameplay Trailer | PC -

The footage matches to a t except the controller symbols.

Eonjay1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Well, the thing is... it has to be a mistake because they have to have footage of it running on their own system. Especially for an official Gamplay Trailer... it should probably be official Xbox gameplay...

They have to apologize because people take things too seriously and will sue for almost anything.

DevilOgreFish1129d ago

I think when the first time the division was being shown they were using a ps4 game pad, and then they clarified it was PC hardware. I don't think the specs were expressed though.

PC footage is used a lot though for alpha testing.

Genuine-User1129d ago

To be fair, both Sony and Microsoft should not be held accountable for third party content on their channel. After careful consideration, I believe third party should be at fault if they provide PC footage with Playstation Button prompts.

GMR_PR1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )


Same way is dragged in every XBO article, its just that this time it doesn't fit yours and others agenda.

LordMaim1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

@Genuine-User: How is Sony responsible for CD Projekt Red's trailer?

Edit: Never mind, I didn't see your later post when I wrote that. Carry on.

XBLSkull1129d ago

Who cares its all the same game. The PS4/X1 DVRs don't record the native gameplay and no one seems to care, its the same ****ing game. The PC version will not be more fun than the Xbox, Xbox no more fun than the PS4 and so on. You people need to get over it, it is a trailer.

3-4-51129d ago

Somebody "in charge" tells them too.

THOSE are the kinds of people running the show.

Bdub20001129d ago

Microsoft just can't get on the right end of this console war!

indyman771129d ago

but but the fanboys said you can't tell the difference between 900p/30fps and 1080p/60fps. So why (if you can't tell the difference) is Microsoft showing 1080p/60fps?

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micx1129d ago

That would happen either way. If anything, an apology will probably help smooth things out.

Blurmobjet1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )


Forget apologies and disclaimers. Replacing the video with actual XboxOne footage MAY help smooth things over. Don't care if it's Sony or MS, I don't accept empty apologies in response to getting caught in the act.

"Didn't mean to represent" my a**. They knew right well what was going on and wouldn't have changed anything if it had never come up.

morganfell1129d ago


I think that this is often more calculated than we realize. It is the way Ubisoft handles matters. And the fact that companies keep doing this tells me they must have some market research that says, "Look the boost we will get from this initially far outweighs the damages incurred once we are found out so just do it."

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DOMination-1129d ago

Surely its not always the platform holders fault and this has happened many times. Maybe they should ve more diligent but they probably just upload the stuff they're given from third parties without thinking.

Blurmobjet1128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

That is precisely why I say replace the video.

Now they know it's the wrong footage and they just slap on a disclaimer. People checking the site still don't get an accurate representation of what the XboxOne version looks like.

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_-EDMIX-_1129d ago

This whole gen for them has been one huge apology.....

(dat troll post doe!)

I kid, I kid.

(or do I?)

fiveby91129d ago

MS would not have apologized had this not been questioned. They may have been plenty happy to let the public believe this was X1 footage. It's a lie of omission not clearly stating this was pc footage on an X1 channel. Misleading. They were clearly questioned on the subject and felt they had to respond to the scrutiny.

gameon19851129d ago

If they didn't crucify Sony for doing it twice there is no reason to take anger out on Microsoft. hell Sony even publish kill zone with that lie so how does Microsoft gets crucified?

Professor_K1129d ago

EA access outcry, ps babies man i telll ya

SCW19821128d ago

You wanna talk lies let's look at the e3 Milo demo or how about star wars kinect presentation.

Bathyj1129d ago

Its not a big deal. I dont really care what the Xbox version looks like, I dont need to rag on it, we all know it will be the least impressive visually of the 3, and anyone whose going to get it on Xbox will get it anyway for whatever reason (ei controller, friends, only console).

Does this really effect our day to day lives?

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TheSaint1129d ago

Haven't MS learned they can't fool us yet?

UKmilitia1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

if a video doesnt say what its running on and has a logo of xbox then its obvious what its trying to make things seem and even more so on the xbox channel,using the xbox pad.(imo they fully know what they tried but got caught)

it looked amazing and now it answers the reason why i suppose.
either way its prob another blow to MS and more fuel for the haters imo.

all footage should be labeled on platform and from what build.(should be a law on it)because its basically miss selling and other things.

extermin8or1129d ago

Tbf this is the company that had to pay fines in the uk after advertising regulators decided there was a clear difference between ps3 and xbox footage of a couple of games and they had used the playstation version in their xbox advert on tv. Didn't they also have a couple of shots from killzone in one of their trailers at some point?

lelo2play1129d ago

Basically this gen is like this...

If Microsoft does something... all hell breaks loose.
If Sony does something... forgive, forget and move on.

Ninver1128d ago

Sounds like then roles have finally reversed from last gen when 90% of Murica's media was on MS ....

TheSaint1128d ago

This is fantasy, but whatever makes your purchase seem the right one huh?

Blaze9291128d ago

I wouldn't have apologized. Start now, where does it end? Apologize for everything the consumer is ignorant on?

"I didnt know Red Bull couldn't make me fly!"

"we are sorry"

"I didn't know you this wasn't in-game footage for halo 5!"

"we are sorry"


TheTwelve1128d ago

Microsoft just wanted to put the best foot forward for this game, even if it wasn't their own foot.

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XboxDD1129d ago

"This was in no way intended to misrepresent the title on Xbox One"

C'mon, it's a misrepresentation in a way that it can easily fool people. But they had Xbox One games shown on PC before, so it shouldn't be a surprise.

d_g1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Maybe the game will run at 1080p and 60fps on Xbox one

@Mizikiel just kidding i know 60fps need powerful pc for the Witcher 3

i will be happy if PS4 and Xbox one run this game at solid 30fps

micx1129d ago

This joke will probably fly over most people's head.

Mizikiel1129d ago

I had suspicion you might be sarcastic, but there are fanboys who would say that believing in it.

deadpoolio3161129d ago

Had you read the article, or any article involving the game on Xbox its already been confirmed that it will be 900p/30fps

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RzaDaRazor1129d ago

Sony has the same video posted and no one cares, interesting how that works.

MasterCornholio1129d ago

The last thing they posted was the gameplay trailer. From what I can see there's no claim that its 1080P 60FPS.

I'll give Microsoft the benefit of a doubt and just say that I believe it was an honest mistake. Nothing more.

DemonChicken1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )


Considering they slapped the xbox logo on the bottom left suggest to me they did some editing (imo).

Now they updated the description with "Microsoft’s added a new note to the YouTube description: “In game footage provided by CD Projekt Red, captured on a PC.” because it was reported on the various sites, again I think this should have been declared when the video was first uploaded not after so called discovery.

All leads me thinking the opposite, but yeah nothing new and both companies do this. Just mis-leading so if people purchased the game based on this which of course is not accurate representation of the game on the console - would lead to I'm wagering suing (because this happens).

andibandit1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

No way this was going to go unnoticed, not a chance in hell, and MS knowing the backlash would be huge, wouldve corrected themselves promptly, had they been aware.
A mistake indeed but i cant imagine that it was intentional in the hopes to get away with it.

Kal-V31129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Button prompts are Xbone controller prompts, possibly leading to confusion that this might be the XB1 version of the game. If this had PS4 buttons then the confusion would be on the Sony side and receive just as much backlash.

hello121129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Button prompts are meaningless because you can use controllers for PC


Sony and Microsoft have been using PC footage but the gaming media strikes again to attack. Not surprising this came from kotaku they have been on a rant lately about Microsoft. They probably upset Microsoft doesn't respond to their allegations.

Silly [email protected] Reason well Sony has been using PC Witcher footage for its videos as well why is this a big deal now?

Silly gameAr1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Why do people keep trying to bring Sony and The Playstation into this?

Kal-V31129d ago

Games do not come with PlayStation button prompts by default as there are no official PS controller drivers on PC and developers will not support it by programming the PS controller prompts in their games. Batman might be the first game to include these prompts or it was intended to deceive people by thinking this was running on PS4, in that case, it's F**ked up.

Professor_K1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

It didn't matter i f it had bottom prompts or not you guys would bitch about anything, like honestly.

@Silly gameAr
because ps fan-boys that's why

kraenk121129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Sorry but there are several PC games already that natively support the DS4 including button prompts, mainly latest Ubisoft games (ACU, The Crew, FC4) and games like Dreamfall Chapters. It's becoming more and more common and I'm sure TW3 will support the DS4 natively.

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Ryan7411129d ago

Sony are the good guys.

GMR_PR1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Yep the good guys who promise games free day one and never deliver...
People need to stop pretending that Sony is an angel brought from heaven.

MasterCornholio1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )


But Sony did deliver free games at launch with the PS4.

Games like Resogun were great to play when the system came out.

As far as I know Microsoft took a while to start offering free XB1 games with gold.

Dhampir1128d ago

Resogun wasn't free, it was part of PS+.

I'm fairly certain GMR is referencing DriveClub PS+ Edition.

gfk3421129d ago


How could someone agree with RzaDaRazor's statement, as it is the biggest trolling ever.

Who can believe that Sony may upload a video on their channel with Wither 3 having X1 button prompts.

Unbelievable what people can write/ believe just to defend a console, which is basically a piece of plastic.

gfk3421129d ago


But you linked a video that is totally different from the one that Microsoft posted for X1.

Thus, the video you are mentioning is legitimately taken from a PS4.

extermin8or1129d ago

Sony aren't allowed to post videos with ps4 footage though... as Microsoft has advertising deal so it's not quite the same thing....

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Gamer19821129d ago

This is how low they sunk? Tried to pass off a PC game as there own and soon as somebody caught them they were like, oh yeah sorry about that..
I'm sorry but there an official channel and shouldnt be making mistakes like this this is the second blunder by MS in a week with the other being one of there own execs sending a video of battlefront with a PlayStation logo at the end.
Microsoft are all over the place right now and need to stop with therse advertising mistakes.

gangsta_red1129d ago

You are absolutely right, I'm throwing my Xbox One out the window right now! This is truly the lowest of the low!

How dare they make these mistakes!

Kal-V31129d ago

Make sure you open it first. Wouldn't want to ruin a perfectly good window. ;P

Tapani1129d ago


(powerrangers, yay!)

Perjoss1129d ago

Dont do it, you can sell it and use the cash to buy a PS4 or a new gfx card for your PC.

MRMagoo1231129d ago

I would like to see you lift an xbox one with out the aid of another person, it's got warnings on the box saying it's a 2 man lift.

gangsta_red1129d ago

I'll make sure to drive out to a nice sunny side cliff overlooking the ocean and watching the sunset for a more dramatic effect.

PC? I don't need no stinkin PC!

I lift with my legs not with my I eat my Wheaties...I got this covered.

UltraNova1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )


I always knew you wanted to make room for a brand-spanking new ps4 on your tv stand now I can see you're clearing space for it by removing irrelevant electronics...good for you lad!

Disclaimer: I'm joking here keep your pants on.

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