The Witcher 3's PS4/Xbox One Visuals "Will Blow You Away" Says CD Projekt RED

iGR: "The Witcher series is known for being about as graphically demanding as possible. Somehow CD Projekt RED is able to squeeze an amazing amount of visual fidelity and performance out of their in-house developed REDengine 3. I had a chance to catch up with the dev team recently, and a few of my questions were in reference to how a smaller, independent studio is able to trump the visuals that 95% of other studios create. CDPR senior art producer, Michal Krzemiński explained,"

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GarrusVakarian2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

If there are any devs that will wow me, it will be these guys. What they achieved with The Witcher 2 on the 360 was amazing, visuals like those at a near locked 30fps must have been wizardry. Seriously talented and underrated devs.

Can't wait for The Witcher 3, it's one of my most anticipated games by far.

OpieWinston2187d ago

If If any "Third party" studio is going to max out the PS4/X1...It'll be CD Projekt Red.
I'll be getting it for PC and X1.

Magicite2187d ago

whats the point of the X1 version then?

OpieWinston2187d ago

To play the game where I won't be tempted to Mod the shit out of it.
X1 will be a straight run where I'll be wanting to do achieves.
PC will be modding the shit out of the game thanks to "RED Kit".

medman2187d ago

Ohh...I misunderstood. I assumed the pc version was for the best possible experience of The Witcher 3 and the xbone was for the compare/contrast of the worst possible version of the game. My apologies.

OpieWinston2187d ago

How is the X1 "the worst possible version of the game"
IDK if you know this or not but if anyones going to get the most out of Direct X11.2 it's CD Projekt Red.
Direct X11 > Open GL... When you know what you're doing.

And the reason I'm not getting it for PS4 is because I don't own one...Still haven't been given a reason to pick up a PS4, big KZ and Infamous fan but it looks like Shadowfall and Second Son are steps back in terms of gameplay and storytelling.

At the moment since Insomniac is making Sunset Overdrive...The only thing that's pulling me into a PS4 is The last of Us sequel...and that's probably not happening.

BallsEye2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )


I own a ps4 and so all other consoles (want a picture??) + a monster pc and yet I'm getting it on XO. Why? It's the console I like most and that feels most next-gen to me. After playing Ryse or DR 3 with smartglass and kinect support, you'd understand. Untill yyou have fully tried both systems, your opinion comparing them do not matter.

On ps4 I only play games not available on other systems, which is not many atm....just Killzone (don't care about knack)

PLASTICA-MAN2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

I don't think they will, unless they use TessFX 2.0 to impress us with fur and hair physics like with Physx at leats on PS4 (or maybe physx itself who knows since PS4 has Ageia Physiocs support), otherwise we will get coat furs like this:

and not like the latest trailer with very good coat fur physics: and wolves fur physics :

LetoAtreides822186d ago

BallsEye, you are aware the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbone, right? Why would you get the Witcher 3 on the inferior console when you have a PS4 as well? Chances are the Witcher 3 will be looking and running better on the PS4 than on the Xbone.

I'll go ahead and call you out. Can you post proof that you own both a PS4 and an Xbone? If you can include pictures of all the games you own for both systems that'd be great.

Tempest3172186d ago

@LetoAtreides82 youre seriously requesting proof that he owns all consoles because he wants to get the game on x1? Theres a dozen different reasons someone would do that. They prefer MS ecosystem and daahboard (he did mention smartglass), they prefer the controller of the x1, they like having the kinect (probably falls in with the MS ecosystem) etc etc. Not everyone has to have the absolute pinnacle of graphics quality to enjoy a game, and not everyone can even tell you there is a difference when screenshots are side by side. Your demand of proof (including pics of all games! I rarely use profanity in forum posts but for real, what the fuck) really just makes you look like a complete troll.

bosoxs5052186d ago

Look at all the PS4 fanboys' disagrees.

mewhy322186d ago

Wow. If it looks great on xbone then itll melt your eyes on PS4.

AliTheSnake12186d ago

The worst version of most games is always the PC version. It's always like this, whether you like it or not. If you disagree, you are an ignorant fool, or uneducated, and I expect you to know better since you have a PC. One word, OPTIMIZATION, this does not exist in PC gaming, yes you can control your overall settings but in consoles, developers control the graphics settings for each scene, they know what setting to highlight and what setting to turn off in each scene, depends on how they are trying to present the story. (of course if you have a PC that way exceeds the power of consoles, that's a different story, as it's not a fair comparison anymore)

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RyuCloudStrife2187d ago

I can't wait for this game, btw I am already blown away with the graphics and the atmosphere of the game.

on_line_forever2186d ago

i hope they make the font in conversation bigger than previous one

i can not read and my eyes hurt me

EBTpickle2187d ago

They are the real deal. Can't wait for The Witcher 3 to release. On the other hand, the time that I sink into it will make my family hate it. Free content in the future just makes things even better.

starchild2187d ago

Yeah, I have no doubt that it will be an impressive game on all three platforms.

To this day The Witcher 2 still impresses the hell out of me. Playing it maxed out on PC it was literally like getting to play a next gen game long before there were any next gen consoles.

webeblazing2187d ago

Yea the witcher 1 & 2 was amazing. I wonder how this one stack up against consoles because the last one left them at the starting line

HighResHero2187d ago

Amazing world in those gifs Lukas.
Will be getting it as soon as it hits GOG because I don't have a PS4 yet.

Imalwaysright2187d ago

Why would you get it on the PS4? If you played the 1st two games your choices will carry to the 3rd.

n4rc2187d ago

I've never even heard of this series before a few months ago.. But its looking damn interesting..

LetoAtreides822186d ago

@Tempest317, you'd be surprised at how many people claim to own said consoles, and yes I find it hard to believe that someone would rather pay more to get less. If you think that makes me a complete troll then that's your problem.

Tempest3172186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

@LetoAtreides82 youre correct, Thinking youre a troll is my problem, just like your lack of belief that someone has these consoles is your problem, and you have no right to "demand" proof. If you dont believe them, grow up and deal with it. Just like your obvious offense that he would buy it on an "inferior" console, thats also your problem.

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ZombieKiller2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

The Witcher 3's graphics already blow me away. Seriously, that is one damn good looking game. Never played a title before but by the gameplay alone, I think I am going to pick this one up on PS4

Edit: Lucas...that first link....jesus.

@disagree: REALLY?! At what and why? Everything I said was pretty much fact.
The Witcher 3's graphics already blow me away -FACT
Never played a title before -FACT
I think I am going to pick this one up on PS4 -FNCKING FACT

Lucas...that first link....jesus. -opinion but if you disagree with that WHY?! That's a damn good looking shot. Lol disagree trolls

EBTpickle2187d ago

It'll likely be the best looking game in 2014 on PS4 and Xbox One. Unless there's something that's visually stunning currently unannounced for PS4/XB1.

candoa2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

you guys always said you would rather play titanfall on pc because it is the better version. since you guys all have gaming pc's for titanfall, why not get this game for pc?

FlunkinMonkey2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

Maybe he doesn't own a PC, and all the people who say they will be getting Titanfall for PC, actually own a PC.. I dunno, just a guess!

Also, i don't think you understand how easy it will be for Titanfall to get decent 1080p results on a mid range PC compared to this game.

Callum_Alexander2186d ago

Quite possibly because my laptop could run Titanfall well - not that I intend to play it - whereas I imagine The Witcher 3 will tax all but the most powerful of gaming rigs.

MasterCornholio2186d ago

You dont need a powerful gaming PC to max out Titanfall however with the Witcher 3 you need a GPU thats a lot more powerful to max it out.

That's why.

ThichQuangDuck2187d ago

Release Date please I am not worried about graphics I am excited for that gameplay let the other gamers have their resolution conspiracies. I will be playing on PC and just soaking it in

EBTpickle2187d ago

The release date is the only things missing for me as well :( they wouldn't even humor me when I asked.

HighResHero2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

This is coming to GOG right? I've heard CD Project Red owns that company.
Just checked and yes it will be.
Really looking forward to this game.

Somebody2187d ago

Yes, it will. CDP is extremely anti-DRM(for the PC at least)so putting putting it on DRM-free GoG is more than fitting.

n4rc2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

While I don't game on my PC anymore and I have no idea what Gog is..

But no content creator is anti-drm.. Its how they make their livings.. No DRM means you can freely share it without paying anything..

I highly doubt that's what this site offers..

Edit.. OK I browsed their site.. They claim no DRM but obviously use some method of DRM on their end.. Ie. Its tied to your account, and can only be used by you.. That's drm

ThichQuangDuck2187d ago


where have you been they don't worry about piracy anymore

Anyway it will probably be on Steam and GoG with some sort of incentive to get it on GOG

Somebody2187d ago

No, anti-DRM doesn't mean they want it to share their content freely without expecting us to pay. It means they want us to pay and enjoy their products without encountering multiple layers of pain(DRM). That's what I want.

Banished came out last week and I chose the GoG version over Steam. I will repeat this for The Witcher 3.

sorane2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

You obviously still don't know what gog is n4rc or how it distributes it's games.

"Ie. Its tied to your account, and can only be used by you.." Not even close..I can d/l any of my gog games, take em to my buddies house and install them there and he can play them without ever logging into my account. Ie drm free


If it's anything like wither 2 they might give you the gog version for free if you bought it on steam. When I bought witcher 2 on steam gog automatically added it to my gog games list.

n4rc2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

So let me get this straight...

You can download this game.. Then give it out to all your friends to play with no strings attached?

I doubt it, because it would be the most ridiculous business model ever attempted and a quick trip to bankruptcy..

And guy above.. I follow you.. Unobtrusive DRM.. And that's awesome..

But that isn't DRM free.. making claims that a developer is anti-drm is like saying they dont believe in getting paid for their work..

Digital rights management is a broad term.. And it applies to way more then a certain method or two people dont like

Edit.. Damn duck, thanks for that article.. I stand corrected... I can't believe a developer is really relying on the honor system Lol.. They must make peanuts but also explains why Xbox and ps4 are so attractive to them now..

sorane2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

"You can download this game.. Then give it out to all your friends to play with no strings attached?

I doubt it, because it would be the most ridiculous business model ever attempted and a quick trip to bankruptcy.."

It's called having no DRM. Not surprised you wouldn't know what that was though since you're a console player and those things are riddled with DRM. You obviously didn't actually check the webpage because it says it right there.

"DRM, also called copy protection, tries to control you and your games. We don’t believe in that - all of the games on come without any DRM at all!"

"While you can always redownload your games off the cloud, you can also install them on all your computers at home or back them up onto a DVD or spare hard drive. No limits!"

"Forget activations or malicious DRM - every game on is 100% DRM-free"

webeblazing2187d ago

Another console only gamer in denial and cant except facts. I'm surprised he didn't get a bunch of agrees

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webeblazing2187d ago

Yep yep going to be playing this in glorious 1440p. Can't wait, its one of the few games Im actually looking forward to

Somebody2187d ago

My PC isn't because it died last Christmas and I doubt that my gaming laptop will be sufficient(it struggled with TW2). I'm currently looking around for some upgrade/replacement parts.

Taking it slow since the game is still months away. I'm still weighing in my choice whether to stay with my usual medium spec PC build routine or venture into the high end world.

DivineAssault 2187d ago

Im looking forward to this one.. I hope its treated with care on PS4 & not some lazy port like thief was

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