The new update will address some early issues in the PS4 version.
I noticed some of these same issues on the XB1 version of the game too. I had planned on purchasing the PS4 version but managed to get the XB1 copy for free so it was hard to argue the price. Still, glad to know that CDPR is on top of user complaints and issues. That's good customer service right there!
Definitely good to know that they are aware of the issues and I believe that they will be able to repair them. Hopefully, by the time I decide to pick up the game, all the issues be ironed out and the game will be running smoothly.
I'm about 20 hours in on PS4 and I've seen the frame rate drop one single time. a couple texture pop ins. The game is already pretty well "ironed out". Whatever issues these people are having is most likely due to them not having anything else to complain about.
@ Maixums TKG ... so I guess this patch will patch up nothing then since according to you people are just making stuff up right?
Video of the changes in the update: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I hope they are working on increasing the size of the HUD display along with all the on screen messaging. It's way too damn small for TV/Livingroom setups.
Thats my biggest grip on an amazing game, I can deal perfectly with ocasional frame drops or graphic issues, but super small text is a pain even if I'm already used to it.
Haven't had any problems with small text yet, but it might be because I'm playing on a 60in HDTV. Only issues I've had with the PS4 version so far are some stuttering frames during the cut scenes and I crashed to the PS4 UI while playing Gwent with the Scholar. I held the "triangle" button to "Pass" during the game and "Boom!" the game closed on me. It didn't happen the next time. Other then that, the game has played fine. Hopefully they will get these bugs fixed.
Totally agree with that. I had the same problem with the witcher 2 on the xbox360, and now even witha 32inch hdtv the goddanm letters are st ill to small
Zoom is helpful when enabled in accessibility option (PS4)
How small is your TV that this is an issue...it is crystal clear on my TV
My TV is 60". I have a Panasonic plasma TV that's been professionally calibrated by an ISF certified technician. However clarity is not the issue tcharger, it's the size of the font that CDPR chose to use for the console version of their game. It looks like they designed the HUD, the menus, the inventory screens, and text size with PC Monitors in mind, which is fine if you're sitting at a desk 2 feet away from the screen. However when you're on the couch in a living room sitting 6-8 feet from the TV, it's a big problem and I'm not the only one having this issue. Clearly enough people are complaining about it that CDPR is looking into it to find a solution.
I sit ca.5 feet away from my 32'' shitty tv and can see just fine. I'd think, that one shouldn't have problems playing 6-8 feet away on 60''?
Totally agree. I have a 40inch tv I sit about 8 feet from and trying to buy items I always have to stand up to get closer to the tv.
Agree. Mine's a 60" TV but my couch is about 12-feet away from it. It's pretty hard to see the tiny text from that distance. I've been sitting on my other couch which is closer (about 7-feet) and I can see it fine there, but it's on an angle to the TV and I'd really like to sit facing my TV straight-on while still being able to read the text without squinting.
What about the Xbox one version? It has atrocious frame rate at times. It's not so bad during gameplay but it's noticeable. Cd Project Red said the game would run flawless at work and have a smooth frame rate.... Which was a lie. Anyone who calls them a master of optimization which a lot of people did should never say so again
Good luck trying to open the eyes of zealots. CRPR pulled a nice PR move and smoothly surfs its waves. There is barely any optimization towards consoles. The tiny font size (designed towards PC), all input and laughable performance pretty much already prove it. Seriously, they have the worst console UI designers (IF they have one) possible. It is a mere overlooked port / copy paste from PC.
The way you talk is the way pc gamers talk about console ports. Fun to see it the other way around for once.
Yeah, really don't see how they can be considered "masters of optimization." They know how to make a great RPG, but optimization is clearly not their strongest trait. I trust they will take the time and put in the effort to make it right though.
The problem is that the X1 version isn't locked to 30fps like the PS4 version, so the fps goes between 30-40 and seems to stutter.
The frame pacing is worse on the X1 so is stuttering, especially during cutscenes. While the PS4 has bigger frame drops the experience is smoother than the X1 due to frame pacing.
Why do ppl keep bringing up " what about the x1 version?" Maybe they're doing a patch for the ps4 first, and then they'll do a patch for the x1 version. Stop crying sony fanboys!
Game has some issues. But dammit I love it!!!
I agree. The game isn't flawless on console but the good outweighs the bad.
Small hud hasn't effected me as I play my console on a monitor. Only issue this game has for me is the frame rate drops, hopefully they can fix this.
Yup me too, once you experience playing video games on a monitor you just cant go back! My benq has near crt level of input lag, its as fast and instant as it gets. When i play on a hdtv the input lag drives me insane! These days lag is very low, like on my sony bravia in game mode its great. But like i said my benq is like a crt and with online multiplayer games and beat em ups, platformers, action games, in fact every type of game benifits from low input lag. OT the writing in menues is too small and difficult to read at average 6 to 8 feet away distance. On my monitor it is perfect. I swear i love this game soooo much but the frame rate dipping to 20fps on PS4 is unnaceptable! Especially when the X1 is mostly 30 and above while both have frame pacing issues which are worse on X1. Clearly the PS4 version needs optimising! I cant wait for the patch, if they can get it at a locked 30fps with synced frame timing, they will make an allready goty even better.
I really hope they can patch the Ps4 framerate to a steady 30fps especially in gameplay and cap the xbox one to 30fps also.Why not get the resolution a bit lower on the Ps4 to achieve a completly lock 30fps with would feel so much better!
Because idiotic gamers spend most of their time squinting to see the minimal difference between 900p and 1080p and 1080p upscaled.
Because PS4 fanboys want 1080 at all costs.
I'm not a fanboy... but I am a PS4 owner. I would LOVE for them to drop it to 900p for a better experience. Maybe it could hit 60fps if they did that? I don't know. As you said though, probably not going to happen. Oh well.
This is nice to know. I hope it won't take long - my copy haven't arrived yet, so it would be really awesome if, by the time it did, the patch was alread up!
Hopefully, X1 needs another patch too! Im surprised the Digital Foundry analysis PS4 vs X1 earlier today is not a "Hot" topic? it has stayed at 70...?
It's not exactly breaking news lol,or is it? :P
Mainly because there was no big difference and evidence points to Xbox One with its blasphemous 900p dynamic resolution being the version that may achieve the 30fps locked first through optimization considering it already runs in the mid 30s. This a pure example of the wise who consider performance over resolution especially when the differences are on a microscopic level. Time will tell...
We all know why it's not a hot topic on N4G. Even despite what DF said from what ppl seen they would say otherwise.
Any one else have the mini map just go black in spots? Keeps happening to me not game breaking just a lil lame. I'm playing on the ps4 just fyi.
Yeah, it actually happens on consoles and PC right now. It has something to do with the minimap loading in. I'm guessing a patch (maybe the one coming up) will take care of it.
Ok yeah it's been happening a lot to me lately .
what about PC?
For some reason my game always freeze/crash after 2-4 hours of playing (PC) I'm still waiting for the DualShock4 Support.
...just use DS4 software like everyone else? PC has a patch, but for some ridiculous reason we have to wait for console patch to be certified.
@Dynasty2021 , By Dualshock 4 support i meant icons and Ui , i'm using my Dualshock 4 at the moment but sometime i get confused to the Xbox Icons.
That's one thing I hate you shouldn't have to strain your eyes on 40 inch tv to read text and even worse they will port the a game to the PS Vita and expect you to read the same text on a 5 inch screen EA is bad Need for Speed Most Wanted requires you to sign into their servers and they give you a screen the size of my thumb nail to fill in right in the middle of a 5 inch screen.
Argh cannot wait to get this. Just gotta wait for the post man to deliver it to me..
Lol well that's cheered me up I was having trouble reading the text and had to keep moving closer to the tv. Tbh I thought it was old age and was gonna schedule a eye test
There's a big patch in the works for all platforms.. Lets hope it arrives sometime during the weekend.(probably not hehe)
Been into the game for 5 to 6 hours now and the only problem that bugged me so much was the frame drops, severed frame drops especially when it's raining. You'll never pass rotating the camera without having the frame drops under the weather. Day 1 patch is not enough. The developers should fix this or I'm going to literally lose my mind! Currently having The Witcher 3 on PS4.
I couldn't handle the studdering camera either. I played for a half an hour and decided to not play until its fixed. I'm really glad CDPR is acknowledging the issue and fixing it.
I was in the middle of a dense forest while it was raining and the frame rate never dipped for me on PS4. Moving the camera around is really smooth as well. It's weird some people experience these things while others don't... Wonder what the issue is.
I think some of you need glasses. I can read very well from about 5-7 feet
This is a common problem this generation...Games go out without being 100% ready. Thats why is much better to wait before buying a game at launch. I intend to get the game maybe in one or two months later, because by then the i hope all the patches solve the problems...
Only issues I've seen are frame drops during the few cutscenes I've seen (the beginning). Also a strange thing happened, was watching someone else play the game while it was installing & patching, they saved & autosaved it (saw the saves) then quit, but later when they went back to the game the save files were missing. Any explanation?
Same, only frame rate drops I had were during the first cutscene with Geralt on the battlefield following Yennefer's trail.
https://twitter.com/Marcin3... I think they are working on both consoles based of this tweet to fix the issues.
I have a hacked PC version running on my rgh 360. 720p and 30fps is the only setting that works for the emulation. No slow down with the minimal settings though...so far.
I find that loading timestimes when you die is quite long, almost as long as bloodborne
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