The Witcher 3 is shaping up to be one of the best next gen games around. Developed by CD Projekt RED and for release next year, the game has had multiple trailers which all got us very excited for it. It’s clear that whatever console you buy it for the game will look superb but, in an interview with EuroGamer, Marcin Iwinski the CD Projekt RED co-founder said that there’s a good chance that out of the consoles the game will run best on the PS4.
“We are still working on squeezing the juice out of the consoles and Microsoft are supporting us in this respect,” Iwinski said. “The final effect, whether it’s 720p, 1080p – we had the debate in the studio about it and actually asked our tech guys to explain how it works, and they sent me some complicated graphs that ‘if I have this size of the screen, and I sit one meter or two meters from it, then I might be able to see the difference’.
“It’s more of a PR differentiation,” he continued, “which is very important for Sony right now – and they are using it, obviously – than something that is really meaningful to gamers.
“We’re definitely working to max out each of the platforms in terms of what we can get, because that’s a crucial element of The Witcher. Will there be big differences? Really I don’t think so. It’s too early to say. If there will be, they will be tiny. It will be more like people talking ‘hey, I have this and you have that and this is better’.”
Iwinski made it clear that obviously the PC version of the game will look the best due to its potential. He also stressed that the team would not restrict the game so it ran the same on both consoles.
“No we don’t want to make any artificial things with the game, and both platform holders are supportive in terms of making sure it runs to the full potential,” he said. “Again, it’s against our values to dumb anything down for the sake of some business arrangement.”
When asked if the game will make use of any of the new features on each consoles controller Marketing director Michal Platkow-Gillewski said: “If there’s added value, we will consider that. If it’s just a fancy picture to put on the back of the box, we’ll skip it.”
Source: Euro Gamer