CDPR: No Plans to Provide 900p Resolution Option For PS4, No Bald Geralt And More

Community manager Marcin Momot also talks a particular quest fix incoming for consoles.

Posted By | On 29th, Jul. 2015 Under News


If you’ve been playing CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, then you’ve already acknowledged its place in your heart as one of the best games of the year. If you’ve been playing it with patch 1.07 however, you may be wondering how exactly performance can be improved, that too on the PS4 which has been suffering from frame rate drops for a while now.

Some fans have suggested a 900p resolution options to help improve performance. Sadly, community manager Marcin Momot has nixed the idea. “No plans to implement this. Sorry.”

It would be fairly difficult to do at this point but there’s always the possibility that PS4 (and now, by way of the patch, Xbox One) performance improves in the future.

Momot also answered questions regarding fans’ choice of language. One such fan asked if it was possible to play the game with Polish voice acting but English subtitles. “Depends on the region on consoles. If you’re on PC, you most likely can.”

And for those hoping for a bald hairstyle for Geralt, well, you’re just out of luck. “Doubt this would ever happen. Sorry,” said Momot in response.

Other issues include one of the DLC quests, Fool’s Gold, and players’ inability to progress forward. Sadly, it seems this will take some time to fix on consoles. “These issues have been addressed on PC already and will be fixed on consoles in the near future. We apologize for this.”

What issues have you been facing with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lately? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned – CD Projekt RED may have a patch or two in the future to help remedy things, especially with New Game+ around the corner.

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  • 2econd gpu unlocking

    Sony has forced 1080p.
    Which is why our version runs at better frame rate.
    We have asked for 30fps at 900p rather than want Sony’s forced 20fps at 1080p.
    We have aready proven we can do 1080p with fifa 14,15, Forza 5 and 6, Horizon 2 etc etc.

    • zblacktt

      Fricken please….. This is lazy development. The 1080p is the standard Sony set because it’s the standard of today’s machines. The PS4 is a better machine overall then the XBox. Very old news despite you listing those very very few games. Wonder why the PS4 is used most by 3rd party devs as the lead console? Google it….

    • AstroCyborg

      the 2 consoles are the same

    • zblacktt

      Not even sure if serious….

    • Guest

      Really? Is that why most multiplats are better on the ps4, because they are the same? Higher res and usually better framerate but somehow they are the same. So now according to you girls, being inferior is the same.

    • Amith Thomas

      Lol, sorry, but the PS4 is ahead by quite a bit. Anyone with a bit of common sense knows that. Just about every multiplat released runs at a higher resolution and at a better framerate on PS4

    • andy

      How? Where is a game on Xbone that even comes close to Infamous Second Son AND that gorgeous 1080p unlocked FPS that never drops below 30fps? Nothing on the console comes even CLOSE to that in 2015 and it won’t EVER come no matter how long you wait.
      Now I just mentioned one title to you there. There are plenty others too, out now (even games since launch like Killzone Shadow Fall) and coming soon.

    • *Also On PC


      Poor Andy having to resort to lying to sell the PS 24FPS

    • AstroCyborg

      infamous sucked no story awful charectors i have the game


      Any evidence to back up your claim?

    • Guest

      Shut the f’ck up with the bullsh’t, you fanboy moron. First of all the Xbone version drops down to 20fps all the time too, so your 900p aint doing sh’t for it accept making it look inferior. And Sony doesn’t force anything. The only one here “forcing” it is you with your stupid sh’t.

    • Guest

      You’re so stupid. All you fanbots assume that its the res roughening it up, but if the GPU isn’t the bottleneck then lowering the res aint going to do anything except lower the picture quality and for what? Not an improved framerate. Besides look at the X1 ver. its got a supposedly faster CPU and lower res and still performs like sh’t dropping down into the 20fps often.

    • andy

      So what about Dead Rising 3 at 720p 20fps lol? So you think that last gen Halo 3, ODST, Reach, 4 should have all been locked at 480p so they could have targeted 60fps instead??? No? Because that is completely moronic and makes your console look ridiculous and incredibly weak? Exactly. And that is EXACTLY what they have been doing this gen so far. Please don’t bring up games like FIFA and Forza that look so far like 1080p last gen games (and in Forza’s case still can’t even do dynamic lighting, day night cycles, dynamic weather at 60fps like Gran Turismo 6 could last gen).

      What do you have to say about an ancient Unreal 3 engine game like MK X and Batman Arkham Knight that run at full 1080p resolution on PS4 AND have better performance than Xbone too??? Isn’t it a tad worrying to you at all??? Does THAT not open your eyes even though its been staring you in the face since November 2013?

    • *Also On PC

      Batman doesn’t run 30FPS on POS4 you moron :^)

      What does it say about the POS4 when it struggles with an ancient engine like UE3 at 30FPS

    • 2econd gpu unlocking

      We knew from launch we would be playing the weak system.
      It’s been unlocked in stages and we have support this move from Microsoft.
      Sony fans on GAF even got salty when more 1080p games started to happen after a low lever unlock. They said but Cboat said its a 720p system.
      We haven’t even asked for the final layer unlocking.

  • Riggerto

    1080p is standard for a reason – go to your local store and ask for a 900p television.
    Ask around your friends to see if they know people with 900p televisions.

    That is why Sony (and PS4 owners) aim for 1080p.

    Nothing wrong with playing at 900p of course.. It just goes against the grain a bit when the “current-gen” Xbox is regularly receiving 900p games for the majority of people to play on their 1080p televisions.

    • AstroCyborg

      yeah & the fps is smooth because of the lower res

    • andy

      Except right now and this past 2 weeks also, it isn’t.

      Again, nothing to do with a lower resolution, its a problem with the devs and whatever it is they are doing wrong. So now what is your excuse for the lower resolution in this game that should have beautiful draw distances but doesn’t because of the lower res???

    • *Also On PC

      The answer is “because consoles are garbage that can’t even handle 60FPS”, stupid.

    • justerthought

      You are the one who is stupid. Your suggestion is not an option for those that cannot afford a gaming PC and the costs of continually upgrading it, or those that just don’t want the hassle of being an IT geek every time a new game won’t run properly.

    • *Also On PC

      You are the one who bought a console that completely fails at 30FPS never mind 60FPS while spouting lies about PC. 2012 PC’s built for $600 can run TW3 at 1080P 60FPS and at better settings than the PS4 just fine. The POS4 can’t even hold 20FPS.

      Seems to me you are the stupid one with your money wasting purchases.

    • andy

      Lol and why is Riggerto’s comment awaiting moderation. He didn’t swear or do anything except say something that makes 100% perfect sense. I have friends who wasted money on buying new TVs that were full 1080p ready now to get ready to game on Xbone. Could have kept their older TVs and the games would have looked exactly the same.

    • Dirkster_Dude

      Riggerto’s comment is awaiting moderation because it could be considered rude and aggressive due sentence structure and word choice. I didn’t read it as offensive, but the algorithm doesn’t know any better.

    • justerthought

      Or they could have seen sense and jumped ship to PS4. The choice is there if you want it, but stubborn misplaced loyalty often holds people hostage.

  • Barry Harden

    Nah this is just the developers who aren’t skilled enough to optimize their own game. Doesn’t make sense when you have beautiful games like the Last of Us run 1080p@60fps!

    • AstroCyborg

      tlou is a last gen game thats why look at uncharted 4 unable to run 1080p 60fps

    • Guest

      Still looks much better than this sh’t. This crap looks like a last gen game. Especially on the X1.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Oh no whatever will we do, I mean we all know games are only good if they are 1080p and 60fps, right?

    • Rat

      Unable to run 1080p? Do you own the game? The game is not even finished! It’s true that they decided to make it 30fps but the resolution stays the same.

    • AstroCyborg

      still no fps on a new game not a crappy upscale of a 10 year old game

    • Amith Thomas

      Yes, The Last Of Us, that open world RPG, right ?

      Oh, wait, it’s not open world, at all. It’s :-
      1. A mostly linear game
      2. A first party exclusive

      but I guess none of those matter to you 🙂

      #logic? #wedon’tneedthatshit

    • andy

      Barry Harden

      (Seriously why is your comment being moderated???). I agree with others that TLOU being a last gen game so its not a good example to use (Forza Horizon 2 being the same thing and probably the reason it looks so cartoonish as well) but you could have used anything else.
      Infamous Second Son is open world and EASILY runs on PS4 with an unlocked framerate that never drops below 30fps. Other great looking games like Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Driveclub (which is mind blowingly lifelike looking at times) all run at full 1080p and some of those games were unoptimised code, launch games.

      Its actually incredibly clear that the dev has done something wrong here especially after the same FPS issues have now been brought to the Xbone version 1.07 patch of The Witcher 3. Do I have to bring up the disastrous Assassin’s Creed Unity game engine that they completely screwed up last year, so much that nobody is even interested in their next game now.

    • *Also On PC




    • Amith Thomas

      Except every single game you mentioned is a first party exclusive. Here’s the thing-

      First party exclusives always look and perform better than multiplats. Always have, always will.

      Maybe CDPR did do something wrong with the patch. Yes, that’s their fault.

      You still have to stop comparing first party exclusives to multiplats. Exclusives will look amazing in many ways. The fact is, however, that when it comes to multiplats, both consoles are kind of underpowered. There’s a huge difference and you cannot compare this way.

    • Barry Harden

      TLOU was the first game that came in my head.

      Go here:

      and take your pick of 1080p @ 60fps.

      #dealwithit #xboneisweak

  • Guest

    I wish Microsoft wasn’t forcing 900p on them so they could better the crappy framerate on X1. I’d take 720p @ 30fps over 900p @ ~20-25fps average

  • John

    How is the framerate really? I’m planning on getting this on PS4.

  • extermin8or2

    Just wanted to add I only seem to have had frame rate issues in very particular places… sometimes when nothing much is even going on-it’s more a case of buggy code I think than the hardware not being able to cope and at least for me it’s happened very rearely-pretty sure some of the patches made it worse in places though…

  • XbotMK1

    The reason why they don’t lower the resolution to 900p is because it wouldn’t fix the frame rate. The resolution is not what is causing frame rate issues. This is a CPU and developer optimization issue.

    The Witcher 3 does not use lower level optimizations or asynchronous compute. More lower level optimizations and asynchronous compute would boost frame rates to 30 locked easily. But this would likely take too much time and would require them to redo the game to a certain extent because it was made for garbage Direct X on PC first and foremost.

    CD Projekt Red are PC developers who most likely only specialize in Direct X so that is another issue.

  • Davy Jones

    I play on PC. 1080p 60fps.

    • *Also On PC

      60FPS is a standard. 30FPS is a joke

    • Davy Jones


  • omarcominyo

    All the fun of the fair!

  • andy

    Err Gamingbone, you DO actually know that the 1.07 “patch” actually applied the weird PS4 20fps double buffering problem to the Xbone 900p version of the game yes???? Do some research for once

    So this pretty much proves it is NOTHING to do with the resolution of the game that affects the performance but incompetence on the developers side. So I ask, what would dumbing down the resolution achieve on PS4 except a slightly worse looking game???

    • *Also On PC

      No the POS4 is just Sh*t, Andypandy. CDPR can’t work miracles on such garbage hardware :^)

  • Zarbor

    Yup, I was this close to buying the XB1 version since I like the controller better but decided to get the PS4 because of the so called better 1080p version. Now its chugging and slow to load the textures since the update.

    Lesson learned. Was going to get Fallout 4 on the XB1 regardless but contemplating all huge open world games. I can’t tell the difference between 1080p and 900p especially since my highend receiver upscales to 1080p.

    I can definitely tell the difference between 30fps versus 15-20fps. Its rather annoying and hampers gameplay.

  • Rodger Princeton

    if you turn off the Blur in the options on the PS4, it stays very smooth at all times.

  • ChatWraithShichi

    Who want’s bald geralt? I just want his hairstyle from Witcher 1, and a closer shave. Stubble-free demon geralt go!

  • justerthought

    The Witcher 3 does not need a 900p option on PS4. The devs have now got it running smooth at 1080p 30fps and it looks amazing. No way could this run 60fps with such a vast open world and all the interlocking systems going on in the background. It’s an amazing achievement. It’s not just an open world, there is a deep RPG system, trading system, puzzles, expoloration and complex stories in there. The NPC’s are the most realistic and varied representations I have ever seen.

    Example, I went into a village house and robbed all the chests grabbing everything, even a cheap doll. When I returned to the village at a later date, a distressed little girl ran past saying “somebody nicked my dolly.” lol… it’s amazing that the game is keeping track of stuff like that and triggering a consequence when I returned.

    Moments like that make the world come alive. I chuckled thinking “errr… who would do a thing like that” and kept walking. With systems like that running, no way can it run 60fps. 30fps is good enough as long as it is consistent and they have achieved that now with the 1.05 and 1.07 updates on PS4.

    Uncharted 4 will be the same. Complex system’s running in the background so 30fps. The plants that move as you brush through them is the best implementation I have seen. AC 4 had them but not as refined as those in Uncharted 4.


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