The Witcher 3 Developer: "Fairly Close" to Maxing PS4 and Xbox One; PC Gamers Should Save for an Upgrade

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most anticipated RPG of the foreseeable future both on PC and on next generation consoles, and CD Projekt RED’s Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski is pretty confident in the ability of his studio to deliver fantastic graphics. According to Iwinski the game is close to using up the capability of the PS4 and Xbox One while pushing PCs to their limits, as he told IGN in an interview:

First of all, he commented about development on PS4 and Xbox One and on how the studio has acquired enough experience to achieve great results on the new consoles:

It is extremely manageable. There is a lot of power in these machines, and I don’t want to say we’re using them to their capacity, but we’re fairly close to doing so. We made a decision to go next-gen roughly two and a half years ago, so we’ve spent a lot of time with these machines, and it’s been a great experience across all three platforms. On the old platforms, namely the Xbox 360 and PS3, we probably would have had to sacrifice nearly half of our vision.

After that, he teased what kind of PC we’ll need to run the game effectively:

(Laughs) We’ll be releasing that information soon, but you can already start saving up for an upgrade.

Personally, I already know I’ll be playing the game on PC, so I should probably start filling that piggy bank. Maybe I should ask for a raise…


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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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