ImAnderZEL recently uploaded 15 minutes of gameplay on Ultra settings on PC (at [email protected]) and people thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, he’s back with a follow-up which is just as amazing-looking as the previous.
Just wow. Those graphics, that art, that landscape,... It's so fluid in 60 fps. I'm sad I don't have a PC that could run it like this, my Xbox will have to do.
I'm sure everyone, regardless of their platform of choice, will have a great time.
Not if your platform of choice is Wii-U..... just jkn guys don't kill meh!
PC version looking solid.
its not the end of the world.
I'm sure the console versions will be just fine.
Looks amazing. I love the dynamic foliage and the day-night cycle. It's so atmospheric and results in an ever changing different appearance to the game world.
while i agree it does look very good. One thing that bothers me is that the tree's and bushes are always acting like it is very windy all the time.
If I have to be honest being an EVGA gtx 780 ti owner, I am kind of bothered at these textures still being used in games that blur when you get close to them instead of staying high res... I love this game, it looks amazing, but in terms of graphics after all the hype the textures on the trees are mediocre when up close as it shows when geralt is riding his horse and comes to a stop i nfront of a stream in the video. Though the graphics do still look amazing :D not hating just stating an opinion.
To be honest with you I don't see that much of a difference between the PC ultra footage and the PS4 footage. I might even daresay Dragon Age Inquisition at 4K looks better at its highest settings than Witcher 3 PC footage but the scope of the game is a lot bigger in Witcher so that's understandable.
How long have you been making comparisons based on youtube footage?
Dont worry xboxDD. The Ps4 version of the witcher 3 is equal to high settings on the ps4. So if witcher 3 can run on ultra then ps4 can high. :)
Nah you wish. Near view distance high detail with no AA and 30fps.. Not even close.
A video doesn't show the real quality of ultra settings.
That's great and all, but honestly the combat looks like garbage after playing something like Bloodborne or Dark Souls 2 for PS4. If you're into role playing and talking to tons of NPC's about pointless crap and wandering around a huge world doing fetch quests this game is for you. I will be playing Bloodborne and Dark Souls 2 as the combat and gameplay are amazing in those games. Bloodborne specifically is phenomenal.
As great as I think bloodborne is how about we drop the souls fanboyism for a sec and give the witcher 3 a taste. It sounds flat out idiotic when people try to gauge how good a games gameplay is from watching a couple videos.
Every day I say I won't look at any Witcher stuff that shows up...and every day I fail.
Haha a I was just saying the same thing to myself!!!
Why does Geralt spin around on nearly every combat attack? Looks like he's at the ballet.
The combat around 5:40 when Geralt is knocked off his horse he spins 19 attacks in a row ha ha. This video has completely removed my hype for this game. If this is Ultra PC I’m afraid what it will look like on console.
seriously? so you're one of those who prefers shiny graphics over everything else. "I’m afraid what it will look like on console" That's just a ridiculous statement. The game will look amazing on any platform. This video just makes the wait even harder!
Show me one open-world game on PC that looks better.
Eh the combat looks great to me. It seems fast, fluid and precise, but I'll need to play it to know to know for sure. I do know that the way Geralt moves in combat in the game is faithful to the descriptions in the books of how he fights. If you want slow, clunky, heavy combat, go play something else.
I don’t need shiny graphics, the comment about my hype diminishing is from the combat. I wanted the battles to be a bit more calculated and less jumping around. Oh well, the game will still be great I’m sure. The comment about the graphics – sorry this video does not impress me all that much for it being Ultra PC. Edit: Lots of comments about the combat below so I’m not the only one
How did you play games few years ago, when almost everything looked worse than this?
If you read the books you will notice that his fighting style includes many pirouettes and alike fluent motions. It is a dance of the sword but not ballet like, it is a deadly dance :). As a fan of the books I really like that CDPR created their games so close to the story and descriptions of the books.
Which is exactly how his fighting style is described in the books the games take place after. The Witcher series is based on a series of Polish books, and thats how his fighting style is described within them. They're faithful to the material.
There is something about the combat that I don't like
Its looks like it has no weight to me. I reserve final judgement until I purchase the game.
Agreed. From the hype I’m expecting GOTY everything amazing. Maybe the user is not very good because this combat looks like a button masher.
Not all games have to have clunky and slow combat like Dark Souls/Bloodborne. If anything, I wish the combat in Witcher 3 was a little bit faster. But I guess if it's better than Witcher 2's combat it should be fine. @gamer9 Button mashing wouldn't get you far in a Witcher game. It requires timing and strategy.
@CoLD FiRE The Witcher 1's combat wasn't a typical combat system at all, personally i didn't like it. The Witcher 2 was a Quen sign, hack & slash rolling simulator, it was pretty button mashing even on the dark difficulty. I'm hoping this changes it and so far it does look better, i'm was hoping blocking is a good strategy instead of just spamming dodge. I haven't played Bloodbourne but Dark Souls combat isn't clunky if you don't want it to be, wear light armor and you're quite nimble.
I noticed it in Joes video as well. Hopefully its just because they dont know how to play the game with a controller. Ill wait for a few reviews before picking this one up. P.S I'm happy reviews are coming out a week before the game does.
I think (and hope) it's the fact that most of the Youtubers they invited to play the game prefers Keyboard+Mouse, but were forced to use an xbox 360 controller for this version.
It's not a final build yet.
wouldn't mind a new build with a gtx 980ti for this... *looks at bank balance* might have to sell my bottom :(
I'm still rocking GTX680 :(
You're not alone
Same but I own 2 of the 4gb 680s as I wanted the extra for future proofing (resolution mostly). They still work quite well but showing their age as we move forward especially now as new games come out (not cross gen ports in other words--current gen is more taxing especially when they make a decent PC version). I've really wanted to hold off for a decent 6-8gb nvidia card than didn't break the bank too much (as I usually buy one higher end card than sli it later so I don't spend as much all at once).
@Eldyraen I'm holding off too, but the time for upgrade is nearing.
Got my gtx 970 rdy to roll! :)
can someone list the spec that would be needed to run in ultra? if you can give the price in UK pounds cheers
Probably a GTX 980 with a high tier i7 would do. Almost all of the next-gen games are optimized to run at ultra on GTX 980 these days, including GTA V, Arkham Knight and Watch Dogs.
You dont need an I7 for gaming, if you have any PC at home that has a I5 or so then you just need an graphics upgrade thats all.
Almost no games benefit from having an i7 (as hyperthreading isn't used in gaming itself) Let's not go talking out of our asses if you don't know. Ultra is pretty vague Father_Merrin. Since you're not giving a resolution or framerate which is being aimed for.
Just waiting for the day I don't have to see tidbits of this game posted daily in pretend-ground-breaking titles on this site. I don't think it's impressive at all, esp for ultra on pc.
"Just waiting for the day I don't have to see tidbits of this game posted daily in pretend-ground-breaking titles on this site." You must be captive in a Clockwork Orange style torture chamber being forced to look at this stuff.
Im guessing you don't realize that the videos you're watching are compressed on Youtube and look much worse than they would on your PC/console..
This has nothing to do with how they look on PC without the downgrade. Their tech is dated. There is no motion blur, there is no physically based lighting, there is no special attention to detail given to NPC's or protagonists that isn't seen in the worst of even EA's releases. Nothing. This is flat out boring and not interesting in respect to tech. People who are genuinely impressed with CDPR are walking talking jokes. They're using tech from like 2012 and pretending it's cutting edge by using PC's with bruit force. Pathetic.
You clearly have never made the comparison for yourself of a YouTube vid of a pc game running at ultra, and actually playing that game at ultra. The difference is night and day, even more so if you are playing at 4k. Go back to your console articles where you belong.
suddenly we're supposed to give youtube compression a break because it's not the truest quality possible? The extra pixels used in 4k mean nothing if what the developers do with them is basic crap we've already seen. No motion blur. No physical based rendering. No animation blending. What on earth are you exited for? resolution? Go home. I think the worst thing about this game and its developers and supporters, is that it's a sequel to a franchise that hasn't even really sold more than a million on a single platform. Yet we're expected to be hyped for it and all it's basic baggage haha. Give me a break! Seriously! If you find it interesting, sure. Go ahead. But seriously, stop pretending like it's special or that people will actually buy it in notable droves. I'm going to find you all after it's released and just.. mock you, for all this petty proselytizing you've been doing. Pretend elsewhere, please. to the joker below me: I never once said I play games for graphics, so if you could learn how to read that'd be great. With that said, even the video review notes the gameplay as below average. ((burn?)) The article is predicated on "ultra settings." I'm in line to talk about the graphics with a comparable level of scrutiny as these mouth breathers praising it. I'm done. Enjoy your crap. It'll release and everybody will forget about it, immediately. Bye~
So what you're saying is you play games for graphics alone? If that's the case then you're the one who needs to 'go home'. Look at the success of Bloodborne - a new IP with a select group of supporters of the 'Souls' series. It's sad how wrong you are, and how ridiculously ignorant and elitist you're making yourself sound in the process. Not once did he say any gameplay was below average actually. Maybe his accent got you, listen again with a less pessimistic outlook. He was playing with a controller, which he states several times that he never uses. He also states the game is absolutely breathtaking at ultra settings and that the video doesn't do it justice. Stop trying so hard to hate things, it's very childish.
@tekksin/alti Wow, you really hate this game, don't you. Oh, and nice alt account, tekksin. You even have "alt" in the name of your alt account..clever. It's crazy the way some people like you hate on games. If you think it sucks so bad why not ignore it and just focus on games that do interest you? I just don't understand how someone can build up that level of hate for a game. It's a damn game, man. It's supposed to bring enjoyment. If you don't think you will enjoy it, no big deal, play something else. But where it gets ridiculous is not only that you guys go out of your way just to bash games you don't like, but that you also lie to do so. The Witcher 3 is a very advanced game from a technical perspective and it most certainly IS using physically based rendering. It's pretty clear to anybody that knows what physically based rendering is and how it works that this game is using it, which tells me you are utterly clueless when it comes to graphics tech. Moreover, the developers have stated on multiple occasions that they are using physically based rendering. The Witcher 3 is using Forward+ rendering with dynamic HDR image based lighting along with physically based rendering. This all adds up to a very advanced lighting system. On top of that, it has completely dynamic lighting changes with the day-night cycle. To give a few comparisons, The Order 1886 is using a Forward+ rendering approach along with physically based rendering. Killzone Shadow Fall uses image based lighting along with physically based rendering. These are some of the best looking games around. The Witcher 3 is definitely in good company from a technical perspective. "The stuff we're using that's really cool for next-gen is dynamic IBL," he continues, referring to image-based lighting. "We're using PBR (physically-based rendering), and water simulation's really interesting. It basically reacts to the weather conditions so you'll get choppier waves in wind." http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... http://advances.realtimeren... The game is packed with a lot of really fantastic graphics techniques. Things like dynamic hair, foliage and cloth; volume based translucency on all the foliage (I don't think I've seen any other game do it on this scale); fantastic water shaders along with dynamic water simulation; semi-volumetric clouds; a highly geometrically dense environment with massive scale (I've never seen another game with such dense and believable forests); screen space reflections; depth of field; detailed character models with physically based materials and subsurface scattering for the skin; an absolutely huge number of shadows being rendered across the environments; god rays (light shafts); water and terrain tessellation; physics simulation for things like the Aard sign; temporal anti-aliasing; a dynamic weather system; no repeated NPCs; a dynamic reactive animation system using inverse kinematics; no loading in the open world even when entering buildings...and more that I'm not remembering or not aware of. There's no doubt at all that The Witcher 3 is a cutting edge game. I'm not saying it will be the best ever or anything like that. I need to play it for myself to see how this all comes together. But it's definitely shaping up to be a technically impressive game.
Agreed, this game will probably be a rental at best.
"Captivating" is the word here. Such awesome graphics!
Anyone else loading up The Witcher 2? Trying to get myself reacquainted with the Witcher universe. It's been so long it feels like a new game.
im on chapter 3 and my new job is messing up with my time to finish the story in time
I was going to a few days ago, never actually got far in The Witcher 2. But due to me being halfway through about 15 other games, and having very little time due to work I knew I'd never finish it, especially not in time for Witcher 3.
I'm curious to see how deep of a skill tree and crafting tree there is. The Combat looks great, doesn't seem like you can just run up on any enemy and swing away.
"SIGH" ANY day now on showing us the PS4/X1 version PCDR!
The combat looks cheap... I was weary of the super hype this game has been receiving.... Still not fully convinced, especially after watching this video But I love rpg's so hopefully I'm wrong!
I'm not surprised a lot of people believe that based off of the way this guy is playing the game. Like he and a lot of other gamers said, he wasn't comfortable using an Xbox controller. The combat has a lot of depth and there is a decent learning curve. To be successful on higher difficulties you'll need to utilize your signs and potions. I'm sure once you start playing it if you take the time to learn the mechanics you'll like it, but who knows. You may love it or hate it. Don't let this video ruin your perspective of it. Hope you enjoy it though. :D
I will be buying this, however I will be glad once the launch and review window has passed so I don't have to see an over abundance of articles daily about it.
I really wish the PS4 YouTube app went up to 1080p. It only goes to 720p. The 60fps does work though.
I was thinking the same thing the other day. Both the Xbox One and the PS4 YouTube apps don't allow 1080p. I just use my tv's YouTube app.
It does go up to 1080p. "As you'd expect, the YouTube app boasts 1080p videos and 5.1 channel audio...." It probably depens on how fast your internet speed is or something.
I know it says that but it doesn't. My internet is plenty fast. 18mb/s. It works 1080p on my computer and even through Wi-Fi on my Smart TV. Turn video info on in the PS4 Youtube app and try it for yourself. The dimensions are 1920x1080 but the resolution is 1280x720. Also, surround sound only works if you are using Linear PCM. It doesn't work if you use Bitstream DTS or Dolby Digital.
@Skate-AK Maybe the app is stupid and needs a ridiculously fast internet like mine but here is what I get: http://i.imgur.com/2WAUQD9.... But I'll admit that sometimes it doesn't want to go up there..
Combat has always been its weak point imo in part as its "too stylish" and sort of lacks heavy physicality at times. I would say it still looks better than the other Witcher games' combat but it still lacks something as well (compared to some other games). But then I play Witcher games as its story first and the story/world is what keeps me coming back to it.
Dont agree. I love the combat in the witcher series as you can dodge, parry and attack plus a lot of attacks in these game play are not using heavy attacks.