The Witcher 3 Will Receive “No Downgrade”, Final Version Looks Good “No Matter the Platform”

CD Projekt RED responds to allegations of visual downgrades in its upcoming open world RPG.

Posted By | On 06th, Oct. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012

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Remember that bad habit that gamers got into? The one where they think a game needs to cater to their specific wants and demands when in actuality, they contribute little to no effort in the development process? Well they’re at it again. Or are they? This one can go either way.

CD Projekt have come under fire recently after they released the latest batch of screenshots for the fantastic looking high fantasy sandbox action title, The Witcher 3. In the past, we’ve seen CD Projekt demonstrate their planned use of NVIDIA’s HairWorks in The Witcher 3 when rendering a wolf. In the latest screenshot, the wolves look noticeably less impressive, as do the SSAO and textures.

Naturally, the forums exploded into a tantrum. Fingers were pointed, console gamers were blamed, PC gamers were labeled as elitists and the world kept on turning. Then something strange happened, something very much akin to pouring water on the boiling oil. A NeoGAF member who remained anonymous spoke up and said that PR and CDP are “creating an overblown vision of a game that doesn’t exist”. After this, things just descended into chaos, for lack of a better word.

Granted, the user does say that everything should be taken with a grain of salt, but the claim is given some validity when CDP decided it was time for a statement. “Please keep in mind that the game is still in production phase. Certain things are still being worked on. The final version of the game will look better than what can be seen in the latest screenshots – no matter the platform. As you probably know, when publishing screenshots, some of them can be subjectively less appealing than others (depending on one’s opinion), that’s perfectly normal. The most important thing here is that the game will come out looking gorgeous when we are done working on it. There will be no downgrade.”

What do you think? Let us know below.


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  • Mark

    I like CD PR coming out saying that… the same vein as Insomniac. People r more worried about any little detail that’s sub par, more than any generation now. The Witcher 3 will be inline with the rest of the big boys for GOTY next year. NO DOWNGRADE!

  • This generation of gamers are a bunch of whiny self-obsessed pain in the @$$es…

    • Lars Anderson

      You seem to whining right now, buddy.

    • Just stating a fact. Every decision dev’s come up with the past year seems to arouse a bunch of complaints online. I’ve never seen so much bit$#ing…

  • Michael Norris

    People really need to chill out and just wait till these games launch before passing judgement.

  • Lars Anderson

    Honestly, I’d take their word for it when they were making Witcher 2 with PC as lead platform. That’s no longer the case so I’ll need to be convinced when the game ships that PC didn’t get nerfed.


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