The Witcher 3 Runs At 1080p Resolution On PS4, 900p On Xbox One

But PC version goes a step beyond with Ultra level of settings.

Posted By | On 18th, Jun. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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CD Projekt RED has found a way to somehow please both the expanded audience that it will be courting on consoles with The Witcher 3: Wild World, as well as the traditional PC audience that has traditionally been its fanbase.

You see, they confirmed that the console versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- that is, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions- will be running at a graphical level that is roughly equivalent to High settings on the PC version of the game. However, purely because of semantics, they get to have their cake and eat it too, as they also confirmed that the PC version will have one level beyond high- Ultra settings, which will represent an as yet unseen level of graphical fidelity.

“But I think it’ll be worth it,” executive producer John Mamais said. “Our ultra is pretty much the peak in games. At least we hope it is. The stuff we’re doing is going to look really amazing.”

They also confirmed that the PS4 version runs at 1080p resolution and 900p on the Xbox One. However that may change since the game is due in February 2015.

The Witcher 3 is due for launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC next year. Stay tuned for more coverage.

[Eurogamer]


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  • Console_Peasant_Hunter

    60FPS exclusive to PC as well.

    PC once more proves why it is the master race.

    • zainfazal3000

      Go do something productive… like losing your virginity instead of bashing consoles You social reject.

    • Surgeon of Death

      RIGHT IN HIS/HER FEELS

    • DLConspiracy//

      Seems like PS fans like to bash Xbox a lot when it doesn’t reach the graphical fidelity as PS4. It’s OK when PS fans do it, but not OK for PC guys to do it. Something seems a bit off about that. I bet PC guys wouldn’t even talk about it as much if PS fans would calm down about the elitism and just play games. With that said. This game and most all RPGs always play better to me on PC. Just something I enjoy playing them on. NOT because of graphical fidelity, but if there was an excuse for that this would be the game to scream frames and graphics over.

    • Guest

      Because this has nothing to do with the PC, its always been about the two (or three) consoles against each other. And you should know that, you old troll! You dumb MS fanboys, just use this to try and beat the PS4 over the head with. Since te Xbone obviously cant do it on its own. Face it, the PS4 is more powerful than the X1, period! doesn’t matter if the PC is more powerful (which we all know always has been). And the main reason why the Sony fanboys bring up res, is because the MS fanboys constantly keep trying to act like the X1 is just as powerful as the PS4, when its not! So the PS4 fanboys have to constantly remind them of that, to bring them back to reality. X1 fanboys are every bit as delusion as Nintendo fanboys, who keep acting like the Wii U is so great, and its games are all 1080/60fps and will sell/do so great. Its delusional and you MS fanboys are just as bad.
      It would be as if everytime a 3DS/Vita game came out, some consoletard/handheld haters were always like, well you know the the PS4/X1 version can run the game at X resolution and x framerate. You’d be like “no ish”. It need not be said, cause we all know. Bigger news would be if the PC version wasn’t better, than it would make more sense to bring it up. And for you to not know/realize that either shows that A.) you’re an idiot or B.) you’re just a fanboy. From now on, every time their is as X1 article im going to ALWAYS mention how the PC version is so much better. Its unnecessary, we all already know that. This is between the consoles, period. And if you cant tell that guy is nothing more than a MS fanboy masquerading as a PC fanboy to just be able to bash the PS4, then once again, it just shows how smart you really are. You cant tell its the same guy who has like a million accounts and all obsessed on bashing Sony? This guy is the biggest fanboy of all, on all the net! He makes the rest of us fanboys look like child’s play.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Your assumptions make you sound somewhat hypocritical and somewhat of a projectionist. Assume what you like. I don’t care which is more powerful console. The point is the gap between the two consoles is not a huge distance like it is on PC. You hate PC elitits correct? Then stop acting like them.

    • Guest

      “bu bu bu just buy a PC!”

      Every time another article arrives where PS4 runs better than Xbox One, all the microsoft xbox shills come crawling out hiding behind high end PCs to attack it. Transparently sad and pathetic damage control. Sorry, it’s still underpowered and overpriced and most people don’t want it.

    • DLConspiracy//

      You think your an elitist lol. That’s the funniest part.

    • Guest

      Nobody’s buying the “just buy a PC” excuse.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Nobody’s buying the change of subject either. Consoles are not PCs. If you don’t like PC elitist fanboys then stop acting like them by puffing up your chest with ps4 spec for consoles. You might be considered a gamer then.

    • Guest

      WAHH JUST BUY A PC! STOP BUYING PS4S!!!

      Some severely mentally ill people are upset at PS4’s success and have to spread hate and lies about it, apparently.,

    • Guest

      You just told me to stop making assumptions then what do you do? you go and make an assumption. Nice! Talk about hypocrisy and stupidity. But no, no I don’t hate PC elitist, I honestly do not care about them but they definitely do have way more right to be an elitist than any consoletard does. And I do care which console is more powerful, especially when both are proving to be so pathetically weak. I mean seriously 900p/30fps and still struggling to maintain 30fps, tearing and without the graphical quality even being on ultra and this is only the beginning? WEAK! So excuse me for caring and wishing they were a little bit more powerful, cuz I unlike you like better quality. Im not just some blind fanboy/cheerleader.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Ok we get it. So now that we know you dont like the xbox can you stop ruining and gloating on people? If you are so sure then why do you got to keep preaching why you hate something? Just let it go. People still like xbox. Deal with it.

    • sampson3121

      everything he said just flew over your head i see.

    • DLConspiracy//

      “Just” flew over my head? This is like 7 months old pal… What’s your point?

    • sampson3121

      The article is about consoles.
      The battle is between consoles, not pc/consoles.

      He pointed that fact out to you and it flew over your head,
      because in the next reply you keep making the same point.

      Why does it matter how old the article is? it’s still relevant….isn’t there a a pc web site to debate pc specs on?

    • DLConspiracy//

      The point I was making (that seems to have gone over your head as well as the other guy) was that if you don’t like when people act pompous and gloat about their superior product than you shouldn’t act the same way to others.

      PC is superior in specs and options to the consoles. As the guy who i was talking to even admitted. Consoles are mid ranged budget gaming systems made to reach a market of people who wants to game affordably and play out of the box. To take care of all the issues for them. That guy was/is always putting down people who enjoy Xbox. Which is just like acting the same way the PC fan reacted. Yet he feels it necessary to tell off a PC guy because he said 60fps is a PC thing and why gaming is better on it. Which for the most part is true.

      For the last year or so I have sat and watched fanboys fight over the most minimal crap ever. How many pixels more their system has. How much better their system is over the other. Just so they could take a cheap shot at a gamer who happens to prefer a different piece of plastic. Or (and this is a crazy notion) because someone prefers the conveniences of the other console. People are berated for enjoying the “weaker” console because PS4 is king. Well guess what. If people are going to walk around with their nose in the air then the PC guys are gonna knock them down a peg. Because in the end PS4 is nowhere near as powerful as a fully customizable PC.

      Now since you had to toss in your 2 cents and drag me into an old conversation that you took out of context. Let me be the first to tell you and people like you… I own and play on both the PS4, XBOX ONE and PC. As well as many older gen consoles. I am just sick to death of the constant BS from these prestigious fanboys who spent a measly $400 to act like king $#+ of f#$% mountain. The gaming pond is much bigger than these little fish are used to. Small fish way bigger pond. If people are gonna walk around all big and bad about the cool club they think they belong to… Then they should expect to be taken down a notch. If someone doesn’t like how that feels then don’t walk around like a jerk.

      Get it? This is old news and I wasn’t talking to you. No need to defend someone because you are offended.

    • sampson3121

      didn’t go over anyone’s head.
      were not the ones who are talking shiit in the first place, it’s them with their bull about better games and hidden gpu and cpu crap, cloud and DX12.

      we know that the ps4 is a better CONSOLE, and we also know that a pc CAN be better then a ps4, depending on it’s specs.

      i call it how i see it, nothing more nothing less.
      you however, seem to be missing the whole point of why they scream the loudest and the reason you see so few pc gamers even commenting in a CONSOLE article.

      tell me when i or anyone in this comment section said that the ps4 is more powerful then a pc? whenever a game comes out with the specs for each console, the xtwats come out in force trying to make us all believe there is some magical software that will make it more powerful the the ps4…I STATE FACTS!

      have a nice life.

    • DLConspiracy//

      You really told me…. 🙂

      “we know that the ps4 is a better CONSOLE”

      “Better” is a subjective word. As I mentioned before and I will state it again. “I don’t care which is more powerful” Who really cares? They are both underpowered when its compared to PC. People still enjoy Xbox. Just like people still like PS4. However if people are going to argue or brag about specs then they should be aware about PC. People don’t play on consoles based on specs. They do it because its affordable and often a different experience than PC. Not to mention both these consoles are ridiculously closer than the gap people like to brag about.

      ” we also know that a pc CAN be better then a ps4″

      “Can”? How is it even a debate? How can anyone actually believe that a console is even close? . Its $400… My graphics card alone is $400 and does more. Its not like PC gaming just cost more because the PC gamers just get charged more. People like to paint these consoles as some seriously overpowered miracle technology that most times blows PC out of the water. Nope. Most the time these developers optimize the game for consoles instead of optimizing the game for PC. Why? Because console ONLY gamers are the gen public. Still frames are better on PCs and so are resolutions.

      Also when you say things like “xtwats” in your comment it throws out any validity of an unbiased debate. It shows that not only are you are biased but your facts are emotionally based and charged. In other words you are dabbling in fanboy territory. If you think that Xbox fans are the only gamers who constantly spit non community BS in the console war arguments then you are not only diluted but completely biased. I realize there are many Xbox fans who act like little children but I also know that there are PS fans who spend a lot of time trying to walk around like they are some superior race. Both are bad. Only there are how many more fans of PS? and how many Xbox fans? We already know the PS4 is selling more. By like 2 times. Yet its OK for those fans to rub everyone’s nose in specs and sales any chance they get.

      So don’t come at me all upset about your one sided perception of how things are when I can almost guarantee that you don’t even own both next gen consoles. I can see value in all gaming platforms because I like games. I am a gamer. This breed of brand whoring and corporate backside-lickery is not what gaming is about. These corporations could give two craps about your loyalty. They will tell you what you want to hear and people will eat it up. I suggest you try opening your mind to gaming and stop picking a side to root for. Its much nicer not have to limit your gaming.

      Now if you don’t mind. I am going to play some games so I can continue to “have a nice life” Tata for now lil’ fella.

    • sampson3121

      didn’t read a word, now will you f-off? lol.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Oh you read it. 😉 You just don’t know what to say. Lol

    • sampson3121

      actually i didn’t read it, i realized you talk shiit.
      now move along little boy!

    • Guest

      didn’t read a word, now will you f-off? lol

    • justerthought

      It’s OK to compare the consoles because they are competing in the same arena and they are the same hardware generation. The PC is a totally different market and does not have generations because everyone upgrades at their own pace. You should be intelligent enough to work that out without me telling you if you are a member of the master race.

    • DLConspiracy//

      I think the point you are missing is the attitude that some of these kids have. Big fish little pond syndrome sort of thing. Scream and chant 1080p while their frame rates suffer. If resolution is soooo important to people then they need to invest in a computer and become a PC gamer. You can’t sit there and hate PC gamers if you are going to troll these comments like a pompous brat who has some insane advantage over the other console if you hate PC gamers for bringing up their superiority. So regardless of what arena YOU draw lines for its still the Gamers arena after all. These pompous little $400 entry prestigious club members need to calm their backsides down and stop acting like $400 is like joining MENSA.

    • Tom Krager

      hes bashing consoles and you’re bashing him . . . whos the loser?

    • Black

      Aww. The console peasant are mad. How cute. 😀
      imgur.com/O19VJxC.gif

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      More like 120+FPS on PC……… And 3D if you want it by choice.

    • Dennis Crosby

      Yea but the truth is your PC good enough to run at Ultra High setting ? Because alot of PC guy like to talk that PC master race crap but don’t even have PC stronger then the consoles your trying to bash

    • Guest

      Can the moderators please ban this mustard peasant troll again. It’s
      been banned multiple times on dualshockers, gamingbolt, cinemablend,
      onlysp, gamepur, and pretty much everywhere on disqus. All it does is
      spread lies and hate about consoles and PS4 especially.

      Keep squirting that angry futile mustard everywhere. You aren’t changing anything. 8+ million and counting.

  • I need to play the other games in the series, the 3rd looks so good!

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Yeah they are epic

    • andy

      Have a look on GOG.COM they are having their summer sale. Got the first one for $5. Have to say not very impressed. My PC can play it at settings on highest but it doesn’t change the terribly stiff animations of the character and awkward combat system (why does he hold the sword up in the air like an idiot when fighting?). Trying to see where all the hype was for this years ago. Then you take a game like Jak and Daxter from THIRTEEN years ago, up res it, and still stands up to today’s games.

      Don’t forget that Steam are starting their Summer Sale right about now or tomorrow. The first and second game may come in a special bundle.

    • chrisredfield31

      Yeah, part 1 is a little bit awkward but there’s a good game there. Part 2 is better though, I’ve only had a chance to play a little of it.

      You’re right about Jak and Daxter though. I was shocked by the fact that it was so open and there was so much stuff to do in a game that was available on ps2.

    • WallsendRich

      They are great! The first starts out clunky, (Avoid the Isometric View, it’s not as fluid) but just gets better and better. A lot of people knock the first game but I enjoyed the enhanced edition of the first game almost as much as the the 2nd game. Things start getting awesome in the Witcher 1 when you get to Vizima. Most people who play the first game because they have played The Witcher 2 first don’t get this far..sad but true..They are missing a great chunk of the lore and some of the best gameplay from both games

    • WallsendRich

      As someone who played both Baldurs Gate and the 1st Neverwinter Nights, The Witcher 1 opened my eyes to a whole new kind of Story-Based RPG. Don’t go into it expecting a Skyrim-type experience, you won’t be satisfied. Go into it expecting a raw, ruthless character driven rpg with a story to tell and you will lap it up.

  • Illusive Man

    Still time to get a bump for X1. 900p a year from launch isn’t too bad though.

    • andy

      And yet they show this version at the conferences for Xbox the last 2 E3s. It was a terrible image for them last year, the guys that don’t believe in DRM, promoting their game 1st on the most DRM riddled platform it was releasing on. Then 2 days later it is revealed that the Xbox One won’t even be launching in Poland at launch, where the guys who make it are situated. Goes to show for all their talk, they still sellout and like Microsoft’s money like anybody else.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Taking it too seriously man.

    • Guest

      It seems pretty obvious they’re putting extra effort into the Xbox version while neglecting PS4. Sad when you consider how DRM ridden Xbox One initially was, and Xbox One not even available in Poland.

  • DLConspiracy//

    When I hear people brag and put down the other consoles because they can’t reach the same level of resolution I can’t help but think. Why even buy it for PS4 then if it’s going to look best on PC. Sorry but when people do that. That’s really all you are saying.

    • DLConspiracy//

      @Grey Elf

      I was making a point. I own both consoles and a PC. There is no need for calling people names.

    • Guest

      “bu bu bu just buy a PC!”

      Every time another article arrives where PS4 runs better than Xbox One, all the microsoft xbox shills come crawling out hiding behind high end PCs to attack it. Transparently sad and pathetic damage control. Sorry, it’s still underpowered and overpriced and most people don’t want it.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Awww it’s cute when you puff up your chest. 🙂 You think I don’t own all platforms? I see it as it is. You push xbox people around like PC elitists push console gamers around. It’s OK when you do it though. Not OK when the shoes on the other foot though huh?

    • Guest

      WAHH JUST BUY A PC! STOP BUYING PS4S!!!

      Some severely mentally ill people are upset at PS4’s success and have to spread hate and lies about it, apparently.

    • DLConspiracy//

      I am soooo upset I pre ordered The Last Of Us Remastered and Bloodborne for my PS4. So upset. You got me…

  • Illusive Man

    Devs have the game at 900p and have confirmed they have yet to use the latest XDK or the Reserved 10% GPU power. The game is a year from launch, which tells me the game will probably end up 1080p at launch.

    Bungie achieved 1080p using the new tools.

    Assuming they were at 792p, it would be an 85% increase in pixel count.

    If they were originally at 900p then the jump to 1080p is a 44% increase in pixel count. Still very much a substantial jump.

    Clearly 10% GPU boost is less than a 44% to 85% increase in resolution. So one cannot directly go from the 10% reserve to the on screen graphical output without first knowing what that 10% reserve means in real numbers. Whatever it is though it is significant.

    I have no doubt the Witcher will be 1080p30 on both PS4 and Xbox One.

    • Psionicinversion

      i highly doubt itll be 1080p on xbox, they wont be using the extra 10% i dont think cus there using the kinect for stuff

    • Guest

      LOL keep dreaming.

  • NeOmega

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Fukin nOObs

  • Illusive Man

    This is an extremely misleading title.

    A 900p resolution is CD Projekt’s “minimum”, Mamais said. “We will hit 900p no problem. We’d like to get it up to 1080p on Xbox One. That’s ourgoal. Whether we can do it or not I don’t know. We’ve got to squeeze everything we can out of the hardware.

    “Microsoft and Sony say 900p is the sweet spot, and there’s not a lot of difference visually between 900p and 1080p, but it’s a hot topic now. So that’s what my goal is.”

    To this end, CD Projekt is working directly with Microsoft engineers to try to improve the game’s performance on Xbox One.

    Thismonth Microsoft updated the Xbox Development Kit (XDK) so games that are not using skeletal tracking with Kinect can choose to use the portion of the Xbox One’s graphics processing unit that was previously reserved. Now, games have access to 100 per cent of the Xbox One GPU for increased resolution and graphical effects.

    Mamais said CD Projekt had yet to take the new XDK out for a spin, but it will, as Witcher 3 does not use Kinect motion.


 

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