The Witcher 2 Will Suffer On Consoles

360 Magazine: With The Witcher 2 now days away from an official reveal, we look at the problems it could face coming from PC to 360. Will it be able to survive the transition intact or will it have to ease up on its more esoteric designs...

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Foxgod2482d ago

Actually, if you check the huds and controls, i think this game was designed to easily ported to consoles.

RedDead2482d ago

Problem is Minimum for this game is 8800Gt or something. That alone kind of hurts the consoles, then we have RAM too

Active Reload2482d ago

Wasn't Metro 2033 ported over to the 360? From what I hear, trying to develop on different platforms simultaneously is expensive. Nevertheless, Metro looked great on the 360 and the only visual hiccup I saw--and I've played through at least 4 times--was the texture work on a couple of vehicles when you went "up top". It was like they forgot to go back and tidy those up, lol, very low res on those cars.

I_find_it_funny2482d ago

Metro 2033 on PC wasnt nowhere near The Witcher 2 though

Kamikaze1352482d ago


But it's a good example. Metro 2033 looked good on the Xbox, but MUCH better on PC and I believe it was better optimized than The Witcher 2 is. Witcher 2 will probably run on low to medium settings with most of the advance things disabled for the sake of frame-rate. However, I'll stick to the PC version because I'm already too used to the 60fps I'm getting.

BubbleSniper2482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

You could be right, but it does not detour from the fact that the Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 will look like garbage when compared to a Dx11 ready rig.

frelyler2482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

The Witcher 2 is a DX9 based game, meaning DX11 rigs are a moot point.

Tony P2482d ago

Shockingly, it's not an article about graphics.

It's about the difficulty.

BeastlyRig2482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

Large areas & these graphics are non existent on consoles that might be a problem like so they might cut back console like bf3 & Metro Last light might be the sane situation..


TheXonySbox2481d ago

lol that doesnt even look good for how linear the world is...

Look like and average 2011 game made for a PC title. Nothing amazing, they arnt really pushing the hardware when they gimp the gameplay world like that.

TheXonySbox2481d ago

Its been made with consoles inmind; thats why the environmental freedom is so gimped. Memory limitations, and not having to rebuild assets for the consoles.

Oh and it'll look worse too, less smoke and mirror effects to help it along.

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warrior99882482d ago

no shit it will its made a PC game it'll suffer graphics downgrade & maybe some other stuff

midgard2272482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

depending. i mean I think the ps3 and 360 can handle the game at medium settings. I run it at medium, although it over heats my computer.

now if people are going to compare it to the ultra settings, not many people are running it at ultra or high. most are at low-medium. and this game really shines at ultra compared to med.

the console versions will be fine


Yeah im worried its my computer thats getting messed up, only just started happening recently with the warmer weather, used to be fine till it hit 90 degrees, and well i have a laptop lol

bumnut2482d ago

Must be something wrong with your pc, it should never overheat.

Baka-akaB2482d ago

no way either consoles runs it in medium settings .

Low specs with a few custom enabled lightning effects at best . Wich already makes the witcher one of the best looking games of the year

warrior99882482d ago

i run everything ultra only things off is v sync & ultrasampling

BubbleSniper2482d ago

sorry, but ultra is my favorite word after Killer Instinct. I maintain Ultra settings whenever possible.

PC gaming is the zenith of visuals, for me.

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RedPawn2482d ago

I'll definitely give it a go, if it hits consoles, If this was Star Craft, i'd laugh in in your face.

F4sterTh4nFTL2482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

But it is still going to look Unbelievable because CD Projekt Red have made a sexy looking game.

Tony P2482d ago

Game too hard?

Sack up.

dgonza402481d ago

sounds like you found a Dark Souls sale slogan lol

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