CD Projekt On Witcher 3’s Resolution On PS4 & Xbox One: ‘Little Difference Between 1080p & 900p’

“It’s the adventure and thrill you get from playing the game that counts,” says CD Projekt’s Michał Krzemiński.

Posted By | On 01st, Mar. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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In a recent preview event, CD Projekt confidently showed off the PS4, PC and Xbox One versions. I think this was a great move by CD Projekt as it instills confidence in consumers that whatever platform they are going to buy the game on it’s going to deliver the same core experience.

So what prompted CD Projekt to do this, given the fact many developers/publishers are not too keen talking about or showing off the Xbox One version? “The answer is simple, we’re very confident of what we’ve managed to achieve. The Witcher is simply a good game, regardless of the platform you choose to play it on,” Michał Krzemiński, Senior Art Producer said to GamingBolt.

But there is a technical difference between the PS4 and Xbox One version. The PS4 version, as expected is running at 1080p and the Xbox One is currently running at 900p. So how likely is it that the developers will be able to bump the Xbox One version to 1080p at launch or maybe post launch?

“You noted that we’ve shown the game on all platforms [in the recent preview event]. We did this also to show that there’s little difference between 1080p and 900p in terms of the actual experience you get. These numbers are just numbers, it’s the adventure and thrill you get from playing the game that counts,” he added.

Michał’s statements hold true for those players who don’t actually care about technical numbers such as frame rate and resolution. But for players who own both the PS4 and Xbox One, performance and better resolution may matter for them. Regardless, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is shaping up to be a remarkable role playing open world experience so in my opinion, whatever platform you play the game on, it might very well be the experience of the year.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases this May across the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


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  • drjonesjnr

    Most pc gamers are mad because there pc isn’t as powerful as the mighty ps4 http://www.cinemablend.com/m/games/Steam-Survey-Most-PC-Gamers-Have-Weaker-PCs-Than-PS4-Xbox-One-58833.html

    • bardock5151

      Shuffle on little man. The PS4 isn’t welcome here.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      What a shill using an outdated survey. The week will be long for you cows

  • bardock5151

    This is how it goes, no arguments, no denying the facts, just pure truth.
    1.PC Seriously if you care about counting pixels, don’t be a moron and buy for the PS4 or X1. If you care about the ACTUAL graphics (not Sony’s “resolution graphics”) then again, buy the PC version.
    This section is between consoles, as PC will in every category, WIN. If you want jumpy frames, poor texture filtering, but more pee, then buy the ps4. If you want the better texture filtering, better per pixel quality, better frames, then buy the X1.

    • LarZen

      Or if you just want to know you get the best experience for your money and consoles is your budget limit. Buy the Playstation 4.

    • drjonesjnr

      Yep pc first ps4 second don’t even buy the xbone version if they already cut down the resolution to 900p what else did they cut on the xbone?

    • cracken

      Can you suggest me the pc parts that i’ll be needing to run this game at 1080p 30fps? If it’s 399 i might consider it. Otherwise ps4 is the obvious choice for a 399. How the xbone is better when it cant even reach 1080p is mindblown.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      The POS4 version will be 20FPS on low settings so you are wasting your money on that tardbox as well.

      Any combo of a decent i3, 8MB Ram and 750Ti will run it at High 1080/30 better than the consoles and cost under $400

  • Michael White

    How close to the screen are you sitting to notice a difference between 900p & 1080p?

    I sit around 5ft away from my 42″ TV. I can honestly say I can’t tell a difference between the 2 (I own both consoles)

    Then again I remember a time we played games, not graphics

    • LarZen

      That’s because you are using a “little” TV. When you go bigger the pixels have a larger area to cover and you slowly start to see the differences the bigger you go.

      Graphics and games go hand in hand. If not why would we even bother to upgrade from the old consoles to new? Or even bother to upgrade or even buy a PC for gaming..

    • Michael White

      I feel inadequate now that 42″ is considered little, it’s big enough for me anyway

      Don’t get me wrong I like having better graphics & resolutions etc, I just don’t think it’s so important that people argue over such small differences. Graphics personally have no impact on my purchase of a game, the frame rate maybe will, but ONLY if it’s AC: Unity level bad, a few drops doesn’t effect me I guess

    • LarZen

      When you sit 5ft (1.5m?) away a 42″ is BIG 🙂

      When it comes to consoles and graphics there has always been much discussion and fanboy rambling. It goes overboard more times then not sadly.

      But at the same time I think it’s good that there is focus on it as it hopefully makes developers try to make the best version they can on the hardware they have to work with.

    • Michael White

      Yeah there’s definitely good points to the argument and I agree that it pushes devs to make the most of what they have

      My problem comes from the pure hatred people get for a personal preference, like I said I own both consoles this generation, but I find myself drawn to the Xbox because of the controller. If I mentioned that on 9/10 forums I’d be called an “Xslut” or whatever. Crazy fanboys this gen

    • LarZen

      I know. The Internet has become the new playground for bullies and people with issues of some kind.

      It’s more important then ever for normal decent people to engage in discussions and let others see that the Internet is not lost to the degenerates that is on a hate mission.

    • i3myX1

      But resolution does not make graphics. It is a part of it but not all of it. I would every time prefer more graphic effects, beter lighting, stable frames, more AA, more AF and better physics/AI over some pppps.
      And by that I mean 900 vs 1080. I agree that you see 720 vs 1080 but I don’t see 900 vs 1080 unless maybe I have picture to picture comparison. I have a 52″ TV and I don’t have any problems with X1 graphics so far.
      Ryse in 900p looks gorgeous and if devs or digital foundry wouldn’t have said anything nobody would have noticed.
      For The Witcher 3 I am fine with 900p as the game will look awesome non the less.

    • LarZen

      I agree. The focus on pixel counting have gone to far. There are many other ways to make games more beautiful and immersive for the player.

      I think that people are so focused on resolution is because their TV is 1080p and they want games to run at the panels native res.

      And ofc PC gamers that have been used to 1080p for years and years and have began to move up to higher and higher res now.

      We have started to see games sacrifice 60fps for 30fps on the new consoles now. As the developers wants more eyecandy then fps. Maybe we will start to see them lowering the resolution on some games for the same reason…

      Who knows… 🙂

    • i3myX1

      Yeah, agree, TVs with native 1080 is part of the reason but I think it has become an obsession, make it 1080 or it is no good game.
      I mean if devs can reach it without sacrifices they should do it. But I am concerend that devs soon might sacrifice graphics effects first for better resolution and thus lower immersion.

      But as yo said, we will have to wait and see what will come 🙂

  • Mats Leven

    if you don’t care resolution , why not to choose better resolution console ,
    I don’t understand why xbox fan always said 900p is better , are they blind ?

  • drjonesjnr

    900p wow so getting rid of kinect did nothing? Way to go Microsoft 🙂 you’re fans are gonna get sick of this. One of the biggest games of the year and if fails to reach full hd ouch

    • Psionicinversion

      watch the ps4 fail to reach 30fps

    • cracken

      Watch the xbone fail to reach 900p.

    • Psionicinversion

      X1 900p stable 30, PS4 1080p with massive framedrops, i know what id prefer

    • drjonesjnr

      What ? How do you come to that conclusion? The xbone version is the one getting the cuts mate,hence the 900p ?
      You’re delusional lol XD

    • Psionicinversion

      To be quite honest both consoles get the cuts, come back when you can run the witcher 3 at ultra on your PS4 but oh wait that will never happen even with 10 years of optimisation lmao

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Watch the POS4 fail to run it on high settings. Sure.

      Even CD Projekt said the best version on PC. You shills are embarrassing.

    • drjonesjnr

      Keep in touch I’m sure digital foundry will do a article about this once the games out 🙂 the fact the xbone version is 900p shows which version getting the cut 🙂

    • Psionicinversion

      and will show sonys arrogance with 1080p will provide pathetic framerates

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Can’t wait for release and PC destroys the POS4 completely and puts you shills back into hiding :^)

  • Corey

    numbers are minimally important. If numbers are all that matters you’ll ALWAYS be chasing the “best.” And be dumping money, time, and focus down the drain. It’s just not the most important thing at all. They’re still important, but not anywhere near the most important.

    • cracken

      No one said graphics is the most important at all. You must be confused. We’re just here fanboys from the ps4 bragging and having fun with our xbox fanboy friends. Resolution is our favorite topic and right now ps4 is winning with 1080p and xbox one is defending it’s 900p.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      1080P 20FPS and lower settings than PC low.

      Its like bragging you are the world’s tallest midget

  • Andrew Ip

    720p -> 1080p =~ 56% increase in resolution

    900p -> 1080p =~ 44% increase in resolution

    Still pretty significant. “Little” is just Microsoft co-marketing money doing its job.

    • drjonesjnr

      Very well said mate

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Wonder how much it cost Sony to downgrade the PC version of Watch_Dogs with its co-marketing job. Or how much you damage controlled it.

      You shills are hilarious. I look forward to watching you scream and squirm when the PS4 version of The Witcher 3 is nowhere near the majesty of the PC Version.

      By the way, 30FPS -> 60FPS =~50% increase in framerate. Something you Sony shills are unfamiliar with :^)

  • Starman

    Stop fanboying…..

  • Brian Lee

    900 vs 1080 not so much, but 30fps vs 60? HUGE difference.

    PC Master Race


 

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