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Witcher 3 graphics downgraded... or are they?
« on: May 13, 2015, 09:49:01 AM »
Careful observers have noted that graphics on the new release of Witcher 3, coming out next week, are lower in quality than what was initially revealed. Game reviewers and streamers were given an early access to the game so they could get that hype train rolling, but PC reviewers didn't get any.

The official word from the Witcher 3 collective publisher team is that a PC version isn't ready yet, so it's no surprise that we haven't seen a full pc review yet. What people are noticing though is the current console version has been downgraded from what was seen earlier.

Publishers promise it will be optimized for whatever platform it is on, but this looks to be another case of releasing a game at the lowest common console denominator. Check out the video where these two hosts have a go at the discussion of downgrading graphics to the console lows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lk8zZ23BwA
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 10:28:53 AM by The Shoctor »
Eventually something cool will go in here. It's a matter of time.

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Re: Witcher 3 graphics downgraded... or are they?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 08:34:28 PM »
Hmm. A voucher for this game came with my video card upgrade. I'm curious to see how it looks now.

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Re: Witcher 3 graphics downgraded... or are they?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 08:47:24 AM »
I've seen a few pc comparisons of this game and I'm not sure what to believe at this point other then it appears NVidia gpu's are the favored and having one of higher spec will pay off. Here's an NVidia page on this game: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/guides/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-graphics-performance-and-tweaking-guide

All I know is I'm a fan of this game series and can't wait to pick up my ps4 edition of it tonight. I'm hoping a cousin of mine who's a dev for CD Projekt Red hooks me up with a pc version of this at some point :)