The Witcher 3 Got A PS4 Pro 4K Update And We Tested It Out

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Now Playing: The Witcher 3 PS4 Pro 4K Update Gameplay

CD Projekt Red released a new update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt this week that enables the celebrated RPG to make more use of the PS4 Pro's extra horsepower. This means 4K support (if you have a compatible TV), while the game's performance overall has seen "a slight boost." We've installed the update and tested it out. Check out our video above in which GameSpot's Jake Dekker talks about the improvements made to CD Projekt Red's acclaimed RPG and more.

CD Projekt Red said in September 2016 that it would not release a PS4 Pro update for The Witcher 3, saying the studio would rather focus on its upcoming games instead of looking back at older titles. But at E3 this year, the Polish studio confirmed that updates for the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X were in the works.

Separately, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry reports that the PS4 Pro update for The Witcher 3 improves texture filtering and renders at 1920x2160 using a checkerboard configuration. Overall, the site said the PS4 Pro update "does indeed deliver an improved presentation overall," though it might not be as big a boost as some would have liked to see.

The Witcher franchise is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year--CD Projekt Red put out a nice, celebratory video to mark the occasion.

The Witcher 3 was the last game to star Geralt, but there could be more games in the series without him. The Witcher 3 was a critical and commercial success, so The Witcher 4 coming to market eventually seems likely,though it surely won't happen soon. In December 2015, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kicinski said it would be unfair to fans of the series not to make a fourth game.

CD Projekt Red is currently working on the ambitious-sounding Cyberpunk 2077, in addition to ongoing support for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.

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Daelusca

"that enabled the celebrated RPG" adventure game......just a man trying to help the "experts" understand genres.....Witcher is an RPG the same way MGS, Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider and Uncharted are RPG's....meaning, it isn't.

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J_P-

The Witcher IS an RPG, those other games aren't RPG's, even Skyrim is not an RPG after how dumbed down and stripped of role playing features it was.

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JEF8484

@Daelusca: Except that MGS, Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider and Uncharted" are NOT RPG's- so what are you smoking?

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aross2004

@JEF8484: Pass some of it this way, I want to say some stoopid shit too!

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JEF8484

@aross2004: lmao

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aross2004

@Daelusca: How is The Witcher 3 NOT an RPG? You gain exp. points, level up, gain new skills, improve stats, craft weapons and armor, etc.

That pretty much sounds like an RPG all day long to me, even if it is more action oriented.

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Attitude2000

@aross2004: People are too hung up on what it means to be an RPG these days. Apparently if it doesn't play like D&D it isn't an RPG.

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J_P-

To be fair crafting is not an RPG feature, it never was in the beginning and it isn't now.

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KotomineKirei

@Daelusca:

Are you saying that because it has an established character as the protagonist?

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altairdarius

They have been paid by X-Box X to upgrade the game's resolution and graphics just to show off the potentials of their console over the PS4 Pro. CD Projekt Red didn't have a plan at all to launch a project on polishing in 4K the Witcher III.

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Attitude2000

@altairdarius: Maybe they just decided to do a 4K patch when they realized there were two consoles to do it for. Why does everyone have to be "paid" for something positive to take place?

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analgrin

@sellingthings: You must be stoned as it tells you in this very article they previously said they were not going to update it. :)

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if you don't show us with youtube 4k video, we can't see anything (is this 720p?)

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marsupialman

No hdr?

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yukushi

@marsupialman: No because when they made the game hdr was not popular its not even on pc so it might be too much of a pain to add it at this point.

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marsupialman

@yukushi: That's too bad, personally I find the difference between hdr and standard to be more noticeable than the difference between 1080p and 4k

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JEF8484

@marsupialman: I agree- HDR makes much more of a difference. The industry is all about pushing higher resolution- cause its simple. But its really PPI- ya know- pixels per square inch. Hell, my 4k 43 inch TV looks almost worse than my 32 inch 1440p monitor at a certain distance. The monitor has better colors and deeper blacks so...its all marketing man.

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marsupialman

@sellingthings: damn, well here's hoping for hdr support for cyberpunk at launch!