First reviews of The Witcher 3 trickle in, with PS4 having a couple of issues
There is a day one patch so chances are by the time gamers get their hands on this, it will most likely be fixed
I need to know the reason why (some) reviewers are mentioning about game performance without having istalled the first day patch. Also, seeing the IGN review (where they mention about the frame rate issue) I noticed shutters which, in my opinion, are due to some bugs or lack of optimizations (not a hardware issue).
Dragons Dogma had terrible framerate on PS3, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. As for Witcher, its first and foremost a PC game, so PC version it is then.
Yep. Framerate and Resolution were bad. So blurry. Didn't stop me from getting the platinum.
@Yaqza81 Yes. We've already addressed this issue. Framerate will be better once we official launch the game. From twitter sorry can't copy it properly on my phone
Yes... Check out @Marcin360's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Marcin3...
I just hope the patch isnt something like 10 gigas or something...
Look forward to digital foundry getting into this.
Digital Foundry isn't as credible as it once was. Anyway, framerate drops are very visible in IGN review during battles. They are using ps4 version. Seemed like it was dropping to 20s. I'd rather have a little lower res or dynamic than bad framerate.
A patch will be released the ps4 will have resolution and the same frames per second as any other addition of the game.
"Digital Foundry isn't as credible as it once was." They are just as credible as before. Just because the results between multiplats have changed that doesn't make Digital Foundary any less credible. If you dont like them your welcome to use GamingBolt for comparisons. However I really don't reccomend them because they are not as in depth as Digital Foundary.
As of patch 1.01 PS4 has higher resolution and framerate according to Gamersyde and others with hands on impressions. X1 suffers from frame pacing and runs at 900p most of the time according to NXGamer.
Bloodborne had some pretty bad framerate issues too. Doesn't make or break a game. That being said, it does show that this gen isn't powerful enough.
Oddly enough the frame pacing issue only arises on my 1080p tv, on my 720p old computer monitor I sometimes hook up I have no frame pacing issues.
Firstly, Bloodborne does not have frame rate issues, but minor frame rate pacing issues. That said, I have to tell you that only in very few instances I have noticed them. Otherwise the game plays extremely well. The only frame rate drop that I have noticed is in the Lecture Building (in the Amphitheater, in which you fight with 12-15 enemies and are a lot of alpha effects from the thermal water thrown by the enemies).
It mostly happens when playing with other players but it can get pretty bad depending on the scene. I agree the game plays well despite the frame rate issues though. That was my point. Awesome game. One of my favorites of all time.
Bloodborne is No where at beautiful at this game.
I've said it before both X1 & PS4 were rush out to the market. If they would've waited another year both consoles would handle framerates better. They both really feel like under powered PCs.
Just because PS4 is having framerate issues doesn't mean xb1 will by default. I believe thief had better framerate on xb1 than ps4 (it was also running at a lower resolution -- but nevertheless) so what effects one doesn't always effect the other. No pun intended.
Thief was a poorly made game on all platforms. The Witcher 3 isnt a poorly made game.
No. Thief had a worse frame rate on the X1. Many are assuming the X1 will have a worse frame rate because 90% of the time... it does!
Look at NXGamer's recent framerate analysis.
The question is why did they chose to give the Ps4 version of the game to review, why not the xbone version?
I also wonder this, didn't Microsoft have a promotion plan for this game?
Yea, they helped publish some of the games content. Think they only got some collectables for their effort.
Isn't the promotion only for televised media, like commercials?
Either way the PS4 version is still getting 9's and 10's even with slight framerate issues so I wouldn't worry about it.
The framerate issues can't be that bad then. Hopefully it dips very rarely which is what some of the reviews are saying.
It's been seen dipping to 18fps
Source with video proof or its complete hogwash!! I did see so called x1 footage which was more likely a pc which had constant dips and stutters and dropped to 19fps at one point but that was ages ago! It was digital foundry who done the analysis so check thier website. So as i said i would love to see your source for the PS4 version dipping that low.
Wait shit I was thinking of the XBone version, my bad.
Been playing a while now and it has some frame rate issues. In a game so beautiful and with so much details. It's kinda frustrating experiencing it in 30 and bellow. NPC's and monsters have bad animation frame rate and are really not flattering if they are a little bit away from you. Combat is also effected by low frame rate as it feels and looks like a game struggling with pushing out enough frames fast enough. If you have a PC that can deliver good enough frame rate. Please do yourself a favor and just go for that straight away.
Give US MOAR LARZEN! MOAR!
Meh. I will get this for PS4 in a year or so, Game of the Year edition with all the add ons for cheap :D
That would be the way to go for me as well(gonna do it with Batman), but i want that CE.
I'd say wait for the patch to come and then look at those reviewing... but to be honest it doesn't sound like the frame rate issues will truly impact someones enjoyment of the game.
Sorry this is an action based game. Frame rates dropping is a big turn down. Saying frame rate doesnt impact someones enjoyment of the game is being fanboyish.
LOL... ok now that is funny. I really am not trying to defend the PS4 version here (if you look at my history you would know I often dont cut Sony a lot of slack). Anyway, that funny aside what I am trying to say is that yes the frame rate may dip as reported in this article but it doesn't from the sounds of it seem like its pervasive through out the game. It may be more of an annoyance vs a full on game enjoyment killing issue. All accounts are this game does a ton right and good and so I would suggest to PS4 owners they if they wanted this game its still safe to buy it.
i really want to play this on my pc but i need to either just go ahead & overclock my CPU or upgrade it. I will be playing it on the ps4 for now though.
30FPS isn't bad if it is actually locked but that NEVER happens. With that said, I seriously hope this isn't another "30FPS" title that actually averages much lower than 30. That would royally piss me off.
That's disappointing, possibility sacrificing performance for the 1080 bragging rights.
Day one patch should fix this and not to sound bad but what about the 900p 1080p switching xbox One dose??
Where are the patch details that says its going to fix fps problem? any confirm from CDPR about it?
Another click article... so sad.. The first review doesn't have the patch for release date which the developer has ready and they promised it will iron out the frame rate issues on the PS4. Read the Gamespot review by Kevin Van Ord, he has the day one patch installed and the game works great. http://www.gamespot.com/rev...
this is why you don't push 1080p sony it always hurts the game in the long run because it kills the fps where ms cares more about having a stable fps over having 1080p
Right. Thats why Project Cars has a much better frame rate on the Xbox One. Oh wait
Sony does not force developers to use 1080p. PS4 version of Witcher 3 has both a higher framerate and resolution, like most multiplatform games.
FYI for those worrying about Framerate and other issues on the PS4 version of W3 (including reviewers) this has been addressed by a Developer at CDPR on Twitter. https : //twitter.com/Marcin360/status /598190303250612225?s=09 There is going to be a day one patch that will fix up most of the performance and other bug issues, you have to remember that Optimizing is the last thing that the developers do and the version sent out to reviewers was the last ps4 debug version not the released product with the patch. Now hurry up next Tuesday :) Enjoy folks, the end of our social lives is nigh (If we had one in the first place :P )
My first run through Morrowind on my crap computer was like playing a picture book,I beat it like that and then upgraded my computer. I am sure this wasn't that bad and there is a patch to fix issues. Cant wait to play it.
I love how all the PS4 players are crying 'WHY DIDNT THEY TRY IT WITH DAY ONE PATCH' Even so, your CPU is slow and cant keep good frame rates, but as long as its 1080p THATS WHAT YOU GET!
Wrong, the CPU is not slow and neither is the GPU or DDR 5 memory, you don't understand how console hardware and software works! I have been a PC gamer going back to the 80's and have upgraded numerous times over the years and you clearily are just another PC Elitist with little idea. Consoles unlike PC's, don't need to be as powerful in raw performance, firstly, Consoles don't have any bloatware installed, don't run a demanding and resource hogging Operating System such as Windows, and they are easier to program for. Therefore the developers can get every last CPU cycle out of them, because they are all the same! There are no different configurations everyone uses the same hardware and software Windows is limited in many ways and yes I use a Gaming rig and run Windows 7. You also don't have to worry about drivers and upgrading all the time. Each to their own, but the PS4 version is now Optimized confirmed by the CDPR.
lol the CPU is slow as hell. An old AMD clocked under 2ghz.. joke much. And yes.. worst part is it's old IPC (Instuctions per cycle) technology too. So it's like having a low end AMD laptop CPU from 2011. Go on and educate yourself on the matter. And here you fanboys wonder why every open world game gets gimped with 30fps and below. The CPU is the biggest Achilles heel of this generations consoles. Disagree all you want but those who care about the industry pushing the boundaries as a whole know this. It's not some snipe at the consoles to put PC's on a pedestal . It's just the way it is.. these CPU's suck eggs.. CPU directly affects minimum frame rates! there's just too much fanboy defending getting shafted with old hardware. Yeah DDR5 memory is great.. but not once it's waiting on a slow as heck CPU
I'm getting the xbox one version and even I say they should wait until they have the day one patch before they comment on performance issues. The xbox one version will be getting a day one patch that improves performance so i'm quite the the ps4 one will as well.
Pixel you are the one is misinformed actually, it uses a 2X4 core Processor which means it has 8 cores total, clock speed isn't everything especially when combined with fast DDR 5 Memory and a Good GPU as well. The architecture works quite well together and as the new Console cycle continues, Developers will figure out how to harness its hardware enabling better and better games to be made. I am not a PS4 fanboy as you suggested, I own a Gaming PC, a PS3,PS4 and Xbox 1 because a REAL gamer doesn't want to miss out on Exclusives just because they are so pig headed and PC only Elitists. Consoles do not need to be as powerful as their PC counterparts as I stated for various reasons.
They shouldn't comment on performance issues until they have the day one patch. What reviewers see now is not necessarily what most gamers will see on release.
CDPR releases a game with optimization issues? Who could possibly have seen this coming?
Game development is sloppy these days... back in the era when consoles couldn't connect to the Internet and offer patches... If you F***ked up a game it was F***ked up.... To many companies these days depend on patches for problems that the game should have never been released with...
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