The Witcher 2 Xbox One Backward Compatibility Frame-Rate Test

Digital Foundry:
The latest top-tier Xbox 360 game to run on Xbox One - but just how well does one of the old system's most challenging games run on Microsoft's latest console?

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Sonyslave31534d ago

Dang it like every xbox one game is getting frame testing left and right lol.

YinYangGaming1534d ago

Didn't see every PS now game get out under the microscope like this by DF, they need to ease off

FamilyGuy1533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

PS Now games are streamed, they run exactly as they did on the PS3 with the exception of slight input-lag based on your internet connection setup. Frame-rate test would be pointless.

Those PS2 games they've been remastering would be the only comparison but that's not truly "backward compatibility" like the 360 games on X1.

uth111533d ago

Because PS Now is not going to have frame drops unless the user has a bad connection

They do test the ps2 games on ps4 though

Shiken1533d ago


You do know that PS2 games on PS4 and X1 BC are almost the same thing right? When you put in your 360 game it downloads the emulated version to your X1 and it plays off the hard drive. The disc is only used to confirm you own the game before playing it.

So in reality they are the exact same and neither one is "true" BC. In theory Sony could do the same thing with PS2 games, they just choose not to.

q8kik1533d ago

They do even niche titles like Gravity Rush remastered on the PS4.

Bahamut1533d ago

Why do they need to ease off? It's good to know what you're getting into. I don't see what the big deal is, whether the framerate is good or bad, it's good to know.

skratchy1533d ago

Even in an Xbox article you guys bitch about the PS4. Give it up, man. Not even related.

Army_of_Darkness1533d ago


Ease off?? Lol! You worried that MS's amazing bc will disappoint cause of bad frame rate findings?? You should be glad they're doing the testing for you so you know what to expect rather than hoping all goes well when you play it.

Locknuts1533d ago

Wouldn't make sense. They should do latency tests for PSnow games.

Kingthrash3601533d ago

Ease off? Why? It's just deep information about the if it isn't a good port then this will let you know. No Matter THE Console At Least THEY Take THE Time To Do this for us. Reviews don't even go this far. Smh...."ease off"..just because it's a Xbox game. Ridiculous.

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MasterCornholio1533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

Its not an Xbox One game. Its a 360 game that's emulated on the X1.

As for every X1 game getting tested well the same happens on the PS4. You really can't blame digital foundary since its their job to analyze games.

TheCommentator1533d ago

Also, the XB1 wasn't even supposed to be able to play 360 games due to architecture and power limitations. I doubt the same would hold true of PS2 emulation on PS4, so I would expect nothing less than perfect performance from PS2 emulation.

MasterCornholio1533d ago


"I doubt the same would hold true of PS2 emulation on PS4, so I would expect nothing less than perfect performance from PS2 emulation."

Let me put it this way. Software emulation isn't perfect which is why there might be some issues with games running through emulation. In the XB1s case the majority of emulated 360 games run great on it. However every once in a while there's a game with less than adequate performance. That's the reason why I don't see a problem with these types of analysis. For someone who already owns the game it won't matter much but for somebody who's looking forward to buying a 360 game for their X1 it does.

ChuckTheIceMan1533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

I don't have a problem with testing a completely free system. Haters gonna hate no matter what.

phallusitator1533d ago

What's completely free? The X1 BC? Don't you still have to buy the game if you didn't already buy it?

KiwiViper851533d ago

This game is free right now, but your point stands for all other games.

JasonKCK1533d ago

phallusitator that is possibly the most desperate defense you could possibly use. You have to buy every game if you didn't own it before. If you do happen to own the games BC is "FREE" there's no way to spin that into a negative. It's not a pay only option found on other consoles.

ChuckTheIceMan1533d ago

@phallusitator yes you need to own the game, they aren't giving away free games, other than the fact that every games with gold xbox 360 release going forward is backwards compat. But the backwards compat is free. Unlike sony where you have to pay for the game even if it's on your shelf at home.

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magiciandude1533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

Well at least this time they didn't push the button on their equipment to drop the Xbox One recording FPS down to 0 like they did multiple times on their Fallout 4 comparison video.

Looks like this game performs slightly better on Xbox One than on the 360 in some areas, and Xbox 360 better than Xbox One in others. All in all, it's great on both consoles. I'm so going to play it on Xbox One soon. Loving the Xbox 360 backward compatibility!

killer_goat1533d ago

"Well at least this time they didn't push the button on their equipment to drop the Xbox One recording FPS down to 0 like they did multiple times on their Fallout 4 comparison video"

Really kid? You believe that? Lol

ThePope1533d ago

I cant comment as to whether or not that is true but I have watched a few DF videos that show frame drops on the X1 and not on the PS4. The issue is that the graph at the bottom of both shows the same dips but the frame counter doesn't change on the PS4 version. Maybe the graph means nothing I don't know but it was pretty weird.

Bigpappy1533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

Looks to be an excellent emulation. I have already played it to the max and am not inclined to go through it again. But for those who have played or completed it, it looks to play exactly as it did on 360, which is a good achievement.

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DarkOcelet1534d ago

The game still looks beautiful even by today's standards.

ErogeMaster1533d ago

You mean on PC master race side of things.

Paytaa1533d ago

Nope he means The Witcher 2 not some gaming cult

kraenk121533d ago

It's still hard for me to grasp some idiots actually use a Nazi description to elevate themselves.

nogoodusernamesleft1533d ago

i am starting playing my free copy i got from ms. it blows my mind how good this game looks and how fun it is!!!!! every xbox one and xbox 360 owner should grab this game for free while they can

shinrock1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

My days on this site are coming to a close.

T1ttyMunch3r1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

I dont even think anybody even discussed ps2 emulation frame rate. Its always xbox getting these kinds of articles

Wallstreet371533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

Thats a lie, there have been several articles showing differences between ps2 games and emulation on ps4.

As for the ppl that say PS Now didnt have articles lol, Stop reaching and trying to force a bs conspiracy theory agenda. There were literally dozens of articles in regards to that service on this site and all over the web.

Funny thing is, if anything DF this gen has been real sympathetic to Microsoft, trying to downplay big differences between better PS4 multiplats over Xbone. Ppl your "DF is biased towards Microsoft" innuendos is funny. Last gen one blade of extra grass on Xbox 360 version over Ps3 and it was a full DF blowout of how much better 360 version is lol. Fast forward, higher rez games, most games better with performance and sometimes more things on PS4 version and its "but if you have more friends on live, then you might want to go with Xbone or The resolution is higher on PS4 but....." 😂 😂


Yeah bcus i get butthurt over inanimate objects lol sounds like you took my comment personal, so whos really butthurt? Dont spew false info than you wont get corrected. I like assasinating fraudelent posters on here. Lame much?

T1ttyMunch3r1533d ago

You are one of those fanboys who writes paragraphs all day trying to defend thier console of choice with bs facts. "Oh look! xbox one version has 1 less grass! i should write a paragraph to explain how much better the ps4 version is!"

Wallstreet371533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

No im one that corrects lying trolls with agendas. Your comment was so full of "oh why are they analyzing the system i worship, let me lie to make a frivilous point" i had to comment.

Sorry if i poked holes in your bs comment.

Seems like the one defending and trying to make Xbone a victim is you :) Good try though.

DigitalRaptor1533d ago

@ phuckinyernan

None of what you responded with there disproves Wallstreet37 in any manner, particularly not logic. This video, you obviously didn't even watch because it's not negative, and so insecure that you are you feel the need to make this about bias, despite the video not containing any negatives but plenty of positives.

Condemnedman1533d ago

Lol not doubting what you say I can't be bothered to read it all but it seems a little angry.

Wallstreet371533d ago


Im pretty sure you read it all but even if you didnt great response (yeah im so angry inside :))

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butchertroll1533d ago (Edited 1533d ago )

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sullynathan1533d ago

the game had a good 360 port so I'm expecting it to run well on Xbox one.

conanlifts1533d ago

It's pretty good so far. I'm about 5 hours into it. There are pop up textures and very occasional frame rate slow downs, but I don't know whether this is the same as the 360 version anyway. Good game though, although difficult playing witcher 2 after playing so many hours of witcher 3. Still a good game regardless.