The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt day one patch has been released, here's how the game looks after the first fixes. It seems smoother indeed.
It looks awesome. Thanks for the share.
Wow, they really seem to have improved the look of the grass and other ground type foliage. It now seems to have shadows or ambient occlusion which gives it more contrast and helps it look not so washed out. I noticed it immediately.
I think thats how the grass always looked - in shadow. If you remember looking at the more recent screenshots where it was overcast, with no direct sunlight. The grass looked pretty good there. In sunlight, it tended to look weird. When there is direct sunlight on the grass, that's when that bad effect you are talking about seems apparent. Maybe they've changed that, but this video doesn't tell.
No birds flying around. No squirrels, rabbits, or rly any animals running around at ALL!!! The wind blowing through the trees is nice, but the forest just looks plain dead and empty... Just saying
I'm sure while playing you encounter wildlife plenty. Even when I hike the trails near my house, it's not like I see rabbits, squirrels, birds, etc perpetually all the time. I come across them now and then but it's not as prevelant as you try to make it sound.
Gotta have critters.
talking from the perspective of a wii and ps3 owner who hasnt joined the 'next gen' or even looked at many x1 or ps4 games in action, i watched a play through of this game today.... i was underwhelmed. ok, yes, they have packed more detail on the screen, things look more 'natural,' but it doesnt blow me away like i expected. the characters still walk in a computerised/robotic way, as if they are on rails, the animation isnt life-like, the camera judders etc... is this really the next gen? frankly, its little more than a ps3 game with a little spit shine. i know, i will be called lots of names now, blind, idiotic, a hater etc but really- its good, but not what i expected from the next gen. i remember the first time i played max payne on xbox, or god of war 3 on ps3, those were definite leaps in quality over what i had played before... i dont see that in this game.
LMFAO! Sure bud....so in less then 2 min do you think you just see some Lion Country Safari junk going on? Where the hell do you live? Africa? The deep, deep lolz.
The Whitman: Where do you live - the enchanted forrest?
True! But unless you live in a wind tunnel @Wickedlester, do you see every blade of grass moving and trees bending over in the wind? Equally as unrealistic. I too prefer a fauna populated landscape.
Not sure how people can say it looks awesome when the quality of the YouTube video is pretty bad. Even at 720p the UI is blurry and you can't tell the fine detail of most things in the game.
Wondering the same thing its not even really 720p footage. Its like the footage was recorded on a potato.
PotatoCam in action again? Or maybe its the new compression codec YouTube is using called 'Mashed-Potato'...
How are sooo many people playing this already. I know there are review copies out, and that the street date was broken in Italy, but it seems like everyone is playing it but me haha.
The street date was broken in the Middle East over two weeks ago lol.
The environment and weather make it look so immersive. Awesome
I wish this video was on Gamersyde. I hate YouTube quality. Looks great far as I can tell though.
Yeah, youtube quality tends to compress the hell out of footage and smears all the fine details. This still looks outstanding, I agree.
I was thinking the same thing. Game looks great but Youtube 720p stream only shows so much....
couldnt there be a comparison video of before and after the patch?
Blodborne vs the Witcher! Heavy hitters come out to play!
I still think Bloodborne looks better than W3. The detail is insane. I also do understand the W3 is open world so it would be harder for it to reach Bloodborne levels. Therefore W3 is extremely impressive it's self and I can't wait till Tues. This patch is good news.
This is the first I've ever heard someone act like Bloodborne is some kind of graphics powerhouse. I really like the game and the art direction, but the graphics aren't particularly impressive as a whole. Certainly there are quite a lot of other games I would mention before Bloodborne.
That moment in a day when you read something, then re-read it because you really can't believe what you just read and that someone else to write it! You are won. I have bloodborne, it is a very good looking game in general.. better looking then witcher 3, are you kidding!
I find the lighting and textures on Bloodborne to be not that great, but the overall design is phenomenal. There seems to be a lot more going on in Witcher 3 at any given time.
I have to respectfully disagree with you...W3 is miles ahead of BB when it comes to graphics... Maybe you prefer BB's art direction more?
Whats the diference?Fraps pls!
I have just pre-ordered this game, i can't wait to play it.
i'd love to see the game in an in-game cutscene now or conversation because thats when the fps really dropped. still very impressive. not long now :D
That's always been the case for most Witcher games. In Witcher 2, it would run at a buttery smooth 60fps during gameplay at max, but during cutscenes the fps would drop to 40. I guess they use high quality assets during the cutscenes and scale it back during gameplay (similar to most games). But I doubt the drop from 30fps would be that much. Here's hoping the patch fixes the issues.
only 5 days to go! :D I'm from Aus by the way
Please leave Johnny Depp's dogs alone!
Johnny Depp should obey our strict quarantine regulations and not think he can do as he pleases just because he is celebrity! He is taking them home. If we wnted to be tough, we could of impounded them instantly with no time to react.
How come my timer is 4days.....and a few hours and I thought it was a worldwide launch
And the video uploader is Tidux. What a coincidence.
Looks way better , like they have made the lighting more realistic also. I need this game in my life , and I'm going to make it last as long as possible!!
1 MILLION hours?
This is the reason why I'm getting a PS4.
oh my god... im very impressed. It seems like now we are getting into the stage this generation where we graphics and depth is are both equally taking the stepup to the next level. Very Very impressive (especially the hair and foliage)
They are abandoning the old consoles, so yes, it is finally happening.
Last gen has been holding current gen back for quite some time. It's about time.
we can play this marvel from day 1 without any blue screens and crashes...at only 360 euros (ps4) and 320 euros (x1)..(in selected stores) but you must spend above 1000$ for a pc to run it almost just the consoles.... but eh suddenly all pc gamers have high end ultra pcs and 4k monitors and all pcs out there are strong enough too run w3 easy at 4k/60.... get over your self i m an it and i always prefer my 3 consoles for gaming. consoles = plug&play pcs = install&pray
How much is it going to cost you to play The Witcher 1 & 2 on your ps4 or XB1? Stop bashing pc man, you wouldn't be getting this game if pc gamers didn't support CD Projekts first 2 titles. BTW, my games work the same on my pc as my ps4 when it comes to Download-Install-Play, IDK where you get your information from. The only thing different is that I have to choose which drive I want to save to as I have more than one drive I save games on. Options always cost more. Spend more money access more options, that's pretty much universal. Take ps4 for example, buy one, it's great on its own. But if you want to play on line you have to pay the optional $50 every year. If pc gamers want the settings your mad about they are paying out the ass for it. Me I'll be happy with 1080p 30 fps on my rig if that allows me to use Nvidia hairworks. Your generalizing all pc gamers based off of what trolls you see enter console articles. But if your going into pc articles, and seeing these conversations you only have yourself to blame. You have the free option of avoiding those articles. PC gamers have the right to enjoy what they pay for just as much as you do.
first of all many pcgamers have problems when a game launches,(mkx,batman,tombraide r etc)y r the minority thats somwhow every game y install works. i share my plus subscription with my brother so i spend 25 $ the year (even at 50$ is deal) because plus gives a bunch of free games like injustice,resogun,contrast,out last,fez,dust,transistor,infam o us fl,never alone etc so i pay my subscription for my free games and to play online. last because i am an it and i spend many hours at work with pcs i dont want to play it hacker or benchmark whore at my home. i want to play the console games because i like them much better too like zelda,gow,gearsow,uncharted,f orza,gt,mariokart,mario,bloodb o rne,destiny,rachet,killzone,in f amous,halo 5,quantum break,red dead redemption (haha),sunset overdrive,panzedragon,smash bros,horizon,ressistance,last of us,mgs4,bayonetta 1&2, etc (all AAA games) plus consoles have now witcher too so i dont care for pc gaming
i wasnt able to play watchdogs because it was suffer from stuttering for 1 month and unity was shit but somehow my friends x1 was fine.. as for witcher because i have not a nvidia card i have read that i have perfomance issues so that a big unfair for pc gamers truth much be said. i too prefer my ps4 now....
Far from the minority. People like you see a bug fix article and conclude that every or at least most pc gamers are having those issues when it's always the minority that actually do have problems. Plus as you admit you don't play pc games how can you say you like console exclusives better if you have never played pc exclusive games. BTW AAA only means a large developer made or produced the game. It doesn't go farther than that. Certainly doesn't mean quality. I'd agree that having more than one platform is the best way to go. But I'd say pc is the wrong platform to leave out. edit: Watchdogs had shit performance on all platforms at launch. I ran it fine but that was just brute forcing it. Should have ran better. That's a terrible development job not any of the platforms fault that it was on. Unity was the same though it ran fine for some pc gamers, but that also took a pretty nice rig.
Plus, if you play a console version on a 4K tv it upscales to 4k like quality. Its not 100% 4k but it looks way better then 1080p. Its like playing a dvd on a bluray player, it looks much better. My PS4 and my Samsung UHD 7250 Curved 55 in 4K tv are ready for May 19th.
Why would you even go there? That was totally unnecessary.
yep i wonder where is now all this "lens of truth" bshits that was so much strictly againt ps3 at last gen
Lens of Truth owners got heavily exposed for their unrelenting bias with indisputble evidence of a particular nature, then went into hiding. The site was operated by one of their reviewers for a little while after that. Once it was apparent that not even THEY could twist an analysis enough to award an Xbone game the win, the site disappeared entirely. Crooked fools. Like I always knew.
Did they reduce again how far you can see, or is it just a foggy weather?
Looks REAL good but which generation of videogames are going to finally add hit detection to tree branches and all the foilage I wonder? It breaks the immersion in a big way for me. To see a character move things like this, like in real life, and bounce off of things in a realistic way would be so much more "next gen" for me. Imagine seeing Geralt riding horseback get whiplashed in the face by a tree branch and hear him retort with anger "****er"! lol
Maybe that would be too real in a sense. Imagine walking around and being hit by every tree, bush, branch... I suppose that would become annoying after a bit.
Possibly. But. Would be a total "trip".
They are doing it in uncharted 4 by the looks of it.
Let's start from the basics 1st , for instance the griffin is not making any wind (the grass does not when when the griffin flies ) .
Runs better than skyrim when it first came out on ps360
They did a great job. I was impressed with what they did with TW2 on xb360, so I was pretty confident it would look fantastic on ps4. Can't wait to play this game. Looks fun, and everyone gets beautiful visuals regardless of your platform of choice.
looks delicious. nom nom nom
i hope everyone keeps on looking for problems and hating. i'll be busy playing, and loving it.
Why send out review copies before the game is optimized by the final patch? Wont all reviews reflect an "older" build of the game? Never understood this, why isnt the "Day 1 Patch" included in review copies, their release is only one week apart...? Just seems like they are shooting themselves in the foot in a sense. I really dont get it this practice.
Ummm...it's not just a week apart. They get the copies way before. You think publications had a day to play the witcher 3? No. They had 1-2 weeks.
OK youre right but my main point still stands.
Haha I like how you ask a question then immediately answer it. So sassy!
Looks awesome! I wish by the time they release the collectors edition of this, every dlc are included hehe
This game looks awesome. That is very impressive.
4K Upscaling PS4 baby
"Day one patch" Those words are quickly becoming as dirty as "on disk DLC" in my book
I can't watch...it's becoming really hard not to come across screens or videos about TheWitcher3...come on May 19!
looks like world of warcraft did in 2010. It's got higher detail and some nice animations, but I'm not really impressed. Why is everyone hyped up about this game again? I don't recall people showing a lot of appreciation for the first two.