The team at CD Project Red is working hard to deliver the greatest chapter of Witcher yet—but only for the new, current-gen systems. The company recently explained why they have decided to leave Xbox 360 and PS3 behind for this development journey.
Good idea imho. Even making a downgraded version cost money and time. No telling how many 360 disc it would've took to put the whole game up there. Disc swapping was one of things I hated about last generation. It was pain especially when playing games like Star Ocean or ME2&3 and having switch disc just to go back to a previous area.
Good! This decision was made for the gamers. It would have been strictly a business decision if they made it for the last-gen systems.
Well even from a business perspective they are developing the game for X86 only i would guess making it for last gen systems would cost them time and money. Though its a good decision leaving out the last gen systems. Specially with PC being lead platform i would think all platforms will be maxed out.
Yeah, real smart decision not to sell a game on 160 million combined systems between the 360 and PS3. You guys are complete idiots...
Great idea. CD red as a small team deserves to shine with the best versions of the game they can make on consoles. W2 was amazing on the 360, can't wait to play this on X1. Evil
If it'd be made for a gamers it would come only for PC. Because PC gamers are an elite gamers.
@Battleaxe 7th gen isn't going to last for ever, 2015 is most likely going to be the last year we see a big multi-platform cross-gen game, It's an inevitable procedure, to slowly phase out the older systems, 2014 is probably the last year I'm going to spend with the 7th gen consoles, before I move on to 8th gen.
The titles making it sound like the game was already announced to be on current gen, but not anymore. From my understanding this game was never coming to current gen. Anyway. Blurry textures, downsized world, sub HD, uglier character models, cutbacks and compressed textures, strenuous and hard optimizations jaggies everywhere and overall poorer version on current gen. Plus If the game was on current gen, the next gen would suffer. The current gen would hold back next gen.
Cross gen stuff just sucks for the most part thus far, they hold back their potential in favor of higher profits... and watch dogs will be no different
I don't think this game would be possible on the 360/PS3. Witcher 2 was very linear compared to the first and even that had to downgrade the resolution on the 360 in order for it to work. This game now has the landmass bigger than Skyrim and with this kind of visual fidelity? Nah uh, don't think it would be possible unless they really, REALLY toned down the effects and resolution that it would look like a PSP game in comparison.
its whats best for business.
Uh, as far as I know it was never coming for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Even going back to when it was announced it was only stated to be coming for PC, XB1 and PS4.
Kojima needs to do the same for MGS5 Bungie needs to do the same for Destiny CD Red Project once again prove they are all for gamers, we don't need last gen copies of games only meant to be played on next gen consoles. Put those resources to better use and for more polished game Great idea maybe its asking too much, but here is hoping both xbox one and ps4 will get witcehr 1-2 combo collection with all the dlc etc,(i know very slim chances but one can hope)
This decision makes me very happy. The scope of the game won't be limited. I've played the first 2 on my PC, but I wonder if CD Project Red would have an ultimate bundle that included all 3 games for the ps owners that missed out. Would be nice to revisit with my DS4 on my couch while getting a few extra trophies.
Great idea. The other platforms won't be held back and they won't have to split up the dev team between so many platforms.
i don't even remember CD projekt red announcing this game for PS3 & 360.
Same thought it was only for next gen platforms.
Same as, there was never a ps3/360 version planned from reports ages ago, they said they would rather put the resources into the new consoles/PC only. Shame for people that are not buying a new console or don't have a PC that can play the game.
But then again, you have to think about it. There's still plenty of PS3 titles to play or Xbox 360 and hell the indie market for PC is just spurring with new games and even some that make a mockery out of triple A titles.
@Murad, CDPR is PC only game developer, just recently they have ventured in the console space. With the game releasing on XB1 and PS4 this allows them to release the game simultaneously(due to similarity of architecture), instead of releasing the PC first and then console versions. Also CDPR hasn't developed a PS3 game, so will they spend time & money to develop the game for PS3? The console has 80 Mil sales, but how much will that be in sales for witcher 3? I think this is the best decision by them to have a simultaneous release & move on to future projects instead of spending time on the other versions
When was it ever thought to be on PS360?
It was never coming to PS3 and 360 and development began for the PC/PS4/X1 only. Misinformed title..
brilliant idea! making last gen versions can only hinder current gen versions imo. concentrate on the new tech!
Good. So that they can focus on optimizing on the three definite platforms.
It never was. Im glad we don't have a last gen version taking up time and resources away from the current gen and PC platforms.
It was never confirmed for "last gen"... Title is misleading.
very good ideas and i also dont expect next cod ,bf,assassins creed also and every multiplat that game that have landed on last gen.
Great thing, I'm sick of 360 and PS3 holding back gaming.
Developers are holding back gaming
why not completely cut the constraints and not develop it for consoles at all, since you all seem to understand how weak systems are a detriment to a games development by holding it back
Because PC gaming sucks
This game Ps3 or 360? Mega LoL! Huge joke! True next-gen game! This is a NEXT-GEN!
This game should never have been coming to the 360 or the PS3. The amount of power they are claiming to use for this game, it's obvious that the old generation would never be able to handle it without issues.
To be honest they wouldn't have put it on PS3 even with its install base- we didn't get any of the other titles on the PS3 so why this one. Also yea I think putting the game on 360 and PS3 would be holding the title back.
Anything that brings them closer to putting out Cyberpunk I can get behind... SEND THOSE FOLKS ON OVER to the other dev team and get em' working!
Only if they don't f up what next gen can do now.
Seems like something that was made up. The Witcher 3 was never intended for the old consoles, because they can't handle the game. In other words, Title is misleading.
No longer? It never was.
Well, I know I'd have bought it for my ps3 on day one. And then, I'd have bought it again for the ps4 as soon as I got my hands on one. So if it is a good or bad idea, I'm not sure, but it is an idea that made me sad: now I'll have to wait longer for it since I can't afford to go next gen just yet.
You have time Dmd! There are so many titles, I'm having trouble keeping up at this point. Good call though and I agree with a couple comments above in that the "triple A" titles should be focusing on next gen at this point. That being said, I'm stoked for Tomb Raider on PS4 though, as I didn't get the chance to pick up and play on PS3.
Good idea - allows them to use the resources on making the next gen versions better.
Great idea. They won't have to downgrade any resources and they can focus on 3 versions instead of gimping next gen because of shared resources.
You make it seem as if it was at one point. It was never coming to Xbox 360 or PS3. LOL
Get outta here. It was never planned for the old bricks.
Great idea, it was obvious Witcher 2 was too much for 360.
It's time to give up on the last generation, we had over 8 years of great content.
it's a good idea for ps4/xbone/pc because they can polish those versions without having to compromise because 360/ps3 cant handle it.
I'm sure they will be compensated by $ony and M$ for their dedication to the new consoles.
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