The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Receives Xbox One X Support; HDR Support Coming to PS4 Pro Soon

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally received Xbox One X support, giving players two options: 4K mode and Performance Mode.

By Tomas Franzese

December 20, 2017

CD Projekt Red added PS4 Pro support to its critically acclaimed game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt back in October, and promised Xbox One X support for the title before the end of the year. Today, the developer finally announced that they had released a patch for the Xbox One version of the game that adds Xbox One X support, while also confirming that another patch will be coming to the PS4 version at a later date to add HDR support on PS4 Pro.

After this update, players will have two options to choose from on Xbox One X: 4K Mode and Performance Mode. With 4K Mode, the entirety of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will run at 4K, or be supersampled if you aren’t playing on a 4K TV. This mode features enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, and higher resolution textures, but only runs at 30FPS.

If that frame-rate is a dealbreaker for you, you can go with the performance patch, which renders the game between 1080p and 4K depending on the situation as it consistently runs at 60FPS. Both modes include HDR support, which, as I mentioned before, the PS4 Pro version is also getting. Players can change the mode they are playing in through the game’s Advanced menu on the main menu; CD Projekt goes more in depth on how to change it in a recent post on the game’s website. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you want to see DualShockers’ thoughts on the game, you can check out our review. 

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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