The Witcher 3 Devs Talk Pre-Loads, Gore and PS4 Version: “Wait Until You See it Without YouTube’s Odd Compression”

on May 7, 2015 2:34 PM

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is just twelve days away, and its developers are keeping gamers informed over social media and the forums, giving new info every day:

On Saturday we heard that one week might have been a “safe” assumption for PC and PS4 pre-loads for the game but they aren’t coming this week as mentioned by Community & Website Coordinator Marcin Momot.

Momot also explained why gore had to be toned down for the Middle Eastern region, and what exactly does the change entail:

You can slice people in half. There will be less blood and the guts won’t be as visible. You have to understand one thing – if we didn’t tone it down for this particular region, we wouldn’t be able to release the game there at all.

Finally, he mentioned that, contrary to what he said before, we won’t be able to change the PS4 version’s subtitle font size.

That said, Senior Game Designer Damien Monnier encouraged users not to worry about it, as he never noticed anything wrong about the size we’ll have.

Monnier also encouraged us to wait until we see the PS4 version without YouTube compression. Apparently we’re in for more jaw-dropping.

That said, if you’re playing on Xbox One, you shouldn’t worry (but I’ve been telling you that for a while, haven’t I?):

And as usual, we also get our daily ration of screenshots (of the PC version). You can check them out below and at the top of the post.

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