The Witcher 3 1.02 vs 1.03 Screenshot Comparison Shows Sharpened Graphics and Textures In action

on May 21, 2015 1:59 PM

Today CD Projekt RED released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s patch 1.03 on PC, the patch improved anistropic filtering on Ultra detail to 16x, and introduced a new “high” sharpening setting in the post-processing menu.

In order to check out the effect, we compared the two patches. Below you can see a few pairs of screenshots with version 1.02 on top and 1.03 below it. All screenshots have been taken on full ultra-settings, and 1.03 screenshots have sharpening set on the new “high” option.

Of course, you should click on each screenshot to see it at full resolution, then flip between tabs on your browser to appreciate the differences.

1.02

Witcher3_00_1_02

1.03

Witcher3_00_1_03

1.02

Witcher3_01_1_02

1.03

Witcher3_01_1_03

1.02

Witcher3_02_1_02

1.03

Witcher3_02_1_03

1.02

Witcher3_03_1_02

1.03

Witcher3_03_1_03

1.02

Witcher3_04_1_02

1.03

Witcher3_04_1_03

1.02

Witcher3_05_1_02

1.03

Witcher3_05_1_03

The difference, especially in texture detail, is very apparent.

It’ll be interesting to see whether CD Projekt RED will add a sharpening feature to the console versions with the dedicated patch 1.03 on PS4 and Xbox One or not, but we’ll probably learn about that soon.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.