E3 2017: The Witcher 3 Xbox One X, PS4 Pro Patches Confirmed

"More info is coming," the developer says.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive an update to provide support for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. A rep for developer CD Projekt Red confirmed this at E3 this week. "I can confirm that we are working both on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro patches for The Witcher 3," CD Projekt Red told Eurogamer. "No extra details at this moment. More info is coming."

In September last year, CD Projekt Red said it would not release a PS4 Pro patch for The Witcher 3. At the time, the Polish studio said it wanted to "fully focus" on Cyberpunk 2077 and Gwent, adding that patching the game for PS4 Pro would be "too much of a time and resource-consuming process." It appears the developer has now changed its mind.

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It is no big surprise that CD Projekt Red wants to continue to support The Witcher 3. Last month during an earnings report, the studio revealed that the game sold better in Q1 2017 than it did the same period before, demonstrating the game's continued popularity.

The Xbox One X launches in November, priced at $500, a price point that some analysts believe is too high. You can catch up with all the Microsoft E3 2017 announcements in our roundup.

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I hope the patch for this game will be updated graphics to make it more inline with the PC version high gfx settings and not 4k with shitty graphics.

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Money talks. The reason for not supporting the PS4 Pro was because they were too busy making the crap Gwent game to try and earn more money. I guess they sold more Witcher 3 than the Gwent after the game released and realised they were on the wrong ship.

They should have listen to gamers like me in the comment sections telling them they were wrong. But what do we know, we are not experts. We are only gamers.

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Great news, this is the only game i have bought for all three being PS4, Xbox one and PC can't wait to try it out on the Xbox One X that i am still going to call Scorpio because it sounds so much better.

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@deviltaz35: I love this game- on my 3rd playthrough. But why would you buy it for all three platforms? I can see maybe getting it for one console then getting a cheaper PC version when its on sale to see how much better it is...but why One and Ps4?

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@JEF8484: Oh i got it on sale on PS4 , i wasn't going to get it but heard how it ran much better than xbox one version plus at that stage knew nothing about patches coming up for pro and scorpio

It was less than $30 australian for game of year edition on ps4 so it was pretty cheap.

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Actualy the game works stable 30fps now with boost mode. They should make an another expansions.

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I think it's a safe bet devs will be more cooperative about updating their games now that both major console makers have hardware to take advantage of the effort. And this is not a deliberate troll attempt but if Microsoft is desperate for XoX support they will offer incentives to devs to make that happen. Since they're already patching, the Pro will have to see the patch as well. Everybody wins now that XoX is closing in.

All I care about now is finally having great graphics and tech from both console makers on any platform I want including PC. I can't see why anyone would want to be toxic or troll anymore. We all won, it's over. 4k for everyone!

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@khanwashere: Lets just hope they release the Pro patch soon and not until X comes out- just started my third playthrough, lol.

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@khanwashere: Excellent post. I agree 100%. We need more people like you on in the comments section.

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@spartanx169x: Until I call out something that needs to be addressed and you don't agree...

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@khanwashere: We will disagree from time to time I'm sure. But I am more than willing to concede points if you make fair point. You did a good job of that above. I must admit, I have mistaken you for a PS fanboy from time to time(or PC maybe). I can't remember. anyway, My apologies. I'm sure as long as we don't discuss Religion or politics we will get along great, haha. I also game on Xb1, PS4 and PC and soon to be Switch.

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W3 season pass is 50% off on PSN this week, so I bought it to say thank you. More great content for my PS4 pro!

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@toonarmy20: If you want to play that game, say thank you to Sony for making the Pro and forcing Microsoft's hand to rush out a Scorpio. Or perhaps thank Sony for building the PlayStation long before there was ever Xbox. Or maybe thank Sony again for always being one step ahead and keeping the console gaming industry moving forward. I thank Microsoft for idiots likes you.

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@khanwashere: To be fair Scorpio has been on the drawing board for a long time. In any case it's great news as now we will see more support for 4k screens in some form or other.

Now they just need to remove the 30 fps limit on Scorpio for games like Destiny 2 as that is just a load of crap and would make it much better to play on PC .

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@toonarmy20: Do you even bother read any of the articles? They said before and here that they were to busy before with other projects. They never stated that they would never support the newer consoles. The game is selling well and this will help it sell more. They seem to be mostly down with Gwent and now have resources. Plus doing both together makes good development sense. Until it comes out that MS paid them I wouldn't get to excited about it being just because of the X.

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@toonarmy20: Someday, when you're older, you'll look back on fanboy drama like this and think it's all so stupid.

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@Mogan: It's not good for him to look back at how he ended up being 50 and still living with his parents.

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@toonarmy20: They won't admit the competition helps them out, but the world knows it.

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I can't tell you how many games that I have that are just broken and don't work and the publisher does nothing about it. CD Projekt Red seems to really care for their customers they are always giving deals and making sure their games are working good.

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I criticised CD Projekt Red for putting greedy profit before pleasing their loyal fans with a goodwill PS4 Pro patch, but it now appears they have redeemed themselves. If true and they have managed to stabilise the frame rate and offer some nice anti aliasing for 1080p gamers, I will replay the game and be back on board for a sequel.

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Sweet news, i was tempted to begin my NG+ run, gonna wait for this now.

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OHHHHhhhhhhh....so now you want to jump on board lol

GTFOH!!!

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Please CD Projeckt Red, make this patch worthy of mention and include something to indeed bring fans back to the world of Geralt and friends. maybe a new mission, some new 4k rendered cutscene. Anything is appreciated of course, but I am all about some new content simply cuz I have prolly more hours locked into the world of The Witcher 3 than anyone else! Yet, still never find it too boring or redundant for another playthrough!!!

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Wow... I see a lot of hatred and misinterpretation from a lot of you folk...

The fact that CD Project Red decided to make a "patch" to support new variants of the consoles should be good for everyone! They clearly show one thing: That they put a LOT of TIME and LOVE into their games !!! They also show the thing they said BEFORE the game was ever released: That they are going to support it as much as possible!

I want to live and see Cyberpunt 2077 as much as you, but don't discredit a developer where you don't need to! The Witcher Series is a marvel, starting from the first one and ending with the 3rd one! They love it and so should you! After all, they don't ask for extra money for that patch! I don't think that making this patch - in any shape or form - will affect the development of Cyberpunk 2077! Think it the other way;) By making this patch they "learn & test" the new features of the consoles so they can provide it ON LAUNCH for Cyberpunk 2077! (People forget that nobody is born learnt!)

For the gamers that have no clue about software development: A patch is a fix. It can take 5 minutes or it can take 1 month! If you really love - as a SW developer, what you created, then 1 month is justified!

For the record:
- I am a software developer (not affiliated in any shape or form with CDProject Red)
- I have the game bought on the PC (both from Steam and GOG with all DLCS and expansions) as well as on the PS4 + all DLC and Expansions.
- I don't believe all this hatred is good for gaming industry or society for the matter!
- I am mostly playing this game on the PC in Nvidia 3D Surround (that is 2x5760x1080 resolution).
- I played the game on the Playstation 4 a lot!
- I am a modder for 3D Vision on PC!
- But most of all, I love gaming and what it makes it work!

So, please give credit, where credit is due:)

Cheers!
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@tavyhome:

I don't know why you are singing their tune, but they had to be shamed into doing it after claiming it would not happen.

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@justerthought:

See... you don't understand software, to say it blunt!

Saying one thing today means absolutely nothing! If tomorrow it is done!

Just remember, you DON'T BUY software! You buy the LICENSE to use that software! (Games are software). The software IS OWNED by whoever developed it! You OWN NOTHING! :) And thus, you cannot hold the developers responsible for what they might have said at point X in time;) After all, they decide what they want to do with it! (Tomorrow if they feel like it, they can shut the software/game down, invalidating your license. They still get the money and no court in the world can say otherwise or get your money back, as they did exactly what they said: Give a license to play the game. If later for other reasons, they decided to shut it down, is a totally different matter:) )

I am a gamer myself and I can't really understand why people are a lot more demanding these days than it was like 10 years ago! And by demanding, I mean "picking" on stuff like this, or other weird things like I've seen around! (I want my PANTS PINK, but the dev didn't add that colour... "This game sux!" kind of stuff... Which is hilarious and very immature! )

This should be a wonderful news! The fact that they CHANGED their stance! Honestly, how many devs DO THIS?!?!

I am not taking any stance or side, but I give credit, where credit is due, to developers who go beyond "the call of duty" to support their software! (Which you can clearly see here!)

I am not singing their tune, but I REALLY WISH, more developers would go the extra mile and do stuff like this (EA, Ubisoft, etc... we are looking at you!)

Sorry, if I offended you in any way (or anyone else), this was not the intent, but a "wake-up" to reality! :)

Cheers!

Bottom line: Support TRUE developers! It means more to them, then you money! A lot of us, work for "free" to bring a lot of this stuff to light! And by "free" I mean sure, we sell the product, but we go the "extra mile" that is not paid to SUPPORT and IMPROVE the software! This is where the LOVE and HUMANITY is shown;)
(Look at From Software and their Support for the Dark Souls series for example:) as well, but CDProject Red pretty much nailed it!)

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@justerthought: Had to? Who ****ing cares if they said no before? Was the better plan to stick to their guns and NOT make Pro/X updates?

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Picked up the complete Witcher 3 for XBox on sale for $25 recently, to play eventually on the XB1X, should be a good test.

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Whooo-hooo!

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Yes now I have an excuse to play the witcher 3 all over again, I tried to get both girls to be my girlfriend and that didnt work out too well I will make a smarter choice next time.

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@yukushi: Yep, I also romanced both and thought I could have it both ways(or three ways in that respect) But Geralt gets his just deserts and of course Dandilion mocking him in his uncompromising position. Hopefully not spoiling anything too much for anyone who hasn't played the game, and if you haven't, why the hell aren't you playing it now!! I am going to play it the 2nd time myself and choose one or the other, not going to say witch though(pun intended as sorceresses are considered witches in the game)

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@yukushi: The fact that both Yennefer and Triss are powerful sorceresses each capable of turning you into a frog or something worse makes me wonder how wise it was to cheat on them. Just advise obviously but those ladies are not to be trifled with ;-)

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@kljvoph: LOL I cheated a lot I made many visits to the whorehouse also.

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Erection initiated.

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That is one of the advantages of competition. Xbox X gets a patch.....and so the PS4 PRO. So far PS4 PRO support has been minimum but with Xbox X out there will be more support for both.

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PS4 Pro not getting anything special. That console was a bust imo. Glad I didn't fall for the mid gen upgrade that is marginally better than the slim. I mean 60fps should be available for every game. What a joke.

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@sleepnsurf: Marginally better? You obviously haven't played Rise of the Tomb Raider, Skyrim , Fallout 4, Watchdogs 2, Mafia 3 , The Witness, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ratchet and Clank even Knack. All of them are significantly improved on the Pro.

There are quite a few others worth playing on Pro over a regular PS4 as well. The Surge for one which is brilliant at 60 fps and with the latest HDR patch it is even more stunning having that quality with a locked 60 fps.

Face it the regular PS4 is now pointless as almost every game benefits in some way by boost mode on the Pro anyway.

Xbox One X is significantly better and worth the asking price so can't wait for that either but it did release a year later to be fair.

I do like how the new Xbox has the extra memory for high res textures over the pro though , that was something Sony should have offered too.

I also like that Microsoft is targeting support for a lot of back catalogue titles , even original Xbox titles which is fantastic news as i kept all my original discs.

In any case it is a great time to be a gamer come Xmas as we will definitely be more spoiled for choice.

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I might be too late but I think it's time for me to pick up Witcher 3

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@kinan: Never too late. That game is just too good to miss. You will not regret picking it up. :-)

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OH YEAH!!!!! My save data got deleted when I switch out my HDD in my Pro. Now, I have another reason to really it. Please let it come this summer!

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Oh hell yes

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Good to hear, I never finished the game and playing on the XB1X will breathe new life into it.

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@chiefwiggum16: You forgot the "e" at the end of breathe.

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@PSYCHOV3N0M: thanks

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@chiefwiggum16: You're welcome sir Wiggum :D

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