The Witcher 3 runs at 1080p on PS4...900p on Xbone

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#1 Edited by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

And mems swore it wasn't possible. CD Projekt Red contradicts themselves about about how easy it is to program for Xflop, but Microsoft probably paid for that. This also makes Ubisoft look even more incompetent. Settings on both consoles equal to "High" on PC.

Better than expected...

As expected, on PlayStation 4 Witcher 3 outputs at 1080p resolution.

"It's just a slightly more powerful machine," Mamais said. "That's pretty known. But I think in the longer run everything is going to be on both platforms running at 1080p. It's just taking developers longer to do it than they expected because the architecture is a little more challenging on the Xbox One.

"It's actually easier to develop for Xbox One for us because we're PC developers. So everything we do on PC is for DirectX 11. And Xbox is also based on DX. So for the rendering side it's a more natural progression for us to go to Xbox.

"But we anticipate being able to do 1080p on PS4 a little bit easier than on the Xbox."

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#2 Edited by Zero_epyon (12040 posts) -

I guess he's talking about the ESRam?

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#3 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

Where does it say 900p on the X1? Saying its got more "challenging" architecture on the X1 yet its easier to develop for? Wut.

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#4 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Where does it say 900p on the X1? Saying its got more "challenging" architecture on the X1 yet its easier to develop for? Wut.

DX11. PS4 as a bigger power output, but the architecture of the xbox is more PC like, so easier to work with.

Also, i guess that confirms that the E3 xbox conference show was running on xbox1.

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#5 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

lems

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#6 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

@Zero_epyon said:

I guess he's talking about the ESRam?

everything else is the same as the PS4, except that both the CPU and GPU are a bit weaker. lol

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#7 Edited by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -
@deadline-zero0 said:

@clyde46 said:

Where does it say 900p on the X1? Saying its got more "challenging" architecture on the X1 yet its easier to develop for? Wut.

DX11. PS4 as a bigger power output, but the architecture of the xbox is more PC like, so easier to work with.

Also, i guess that confirms that the E3 xbox conference show was running on xbox1.

Yes it was running on Xbone. I was sure it was PC footage so they have done a great job so far.

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#8 Edited by kuu2 (10325 posts) -

Another Sony based title and another dev that will take advantage of dat June SDK.

1080p incoming.

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#9 Edited by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -
@kuu2 said:

Another Sony based title and another dev that will take advantage of dat June SDK.

1080p incoming.

How is it a Sony based title when CD Projekt Red is clearly working with Microsoft? As far that update I think it depends on the game. For Destiny it means 1080p, but for Sunset Overdrive it was just more particle effects.

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#10 Posted by edwardecl (2240 posts) -

Wish developers dumped DirectX for OpenGL and mantle, would be much easier to port.

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#11 Posted by Zero_epyon (12040 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

@Zero_epyon said:

I guess he's talking about the ESRam?

everything else is the same as the PS4, except that both the CPU and GPU are a bit weaker. lol

Right, but didn't the ESram cause issues for other developers as well?

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#12 Posted by m3dude1 (2252 posts) -

the e3 trailer was 100% not xbox footage, almost certainly pc.

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#13 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

the e3 trailer was 100% not xbox footage, almost certainly pc.

Nope. Xbox1 at 900p during conference confirmed.

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#14 Posted by StormyJoe (7559 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine: 900p is not They say right in the article they are going to try and get it to 1080p.

Cows...

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#15 Edited by Evo_nine (2219 posts) -

Cows having to make up their own headlines these days to make themselves feel superior lol

only high settings at 30fps im guessing.

PC version it is.

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#16 Edited by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

@StormyJoe said:

@StrongBlackVine: 900p is not They say right in the article they are going to try and get it to 1080p.

Cows...

They are going to TRY. It is already running at 1080p on PS4 and therefore the title is accurate.

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#17 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

Cows having to make up their own headlines these days to make themselves feel superior lol

only high settings at 30fps im guessing.

PC version it is.

Yup, PC best version confirmed

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#18 Edited by delta3074 (19951 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

@StormyJoe said:

@StrongBlackVine: 900p is not They say right in the article they are going to try and get it to 1080p.

Cows...

They are going to TRY. It is already running at 1080p on PS4 and therefore the title is accurate.

how is it accurate when nowhere in the article does it state the XB1 version is 900p?

yout title should say

'1080p on Ps4 XB1 targeting 1080p'

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#19 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

Cow crooks are full of shit as usual.

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#20 Edited by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5355 posts) -

@deadline-zero0 said:

@m3dude1 said:

the e3 trailer was 100% not xbox footage, almost certainly pc.

Nope. Xbox1 at 900p during conference confirmed.

I don't think it was.

I think it was running on PC and they are trying to pass it off as the X1 version because they are trying to sell the game... Almost all the developer's when asked what console it was running on for games like Batman, FarCry 4, Dragon Age... Paused and said PC.

Also all their live demo's where running on PC's:

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#21 Edited by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

Grats on 2nd place.

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#22 Edited by Elaisse2 (25 posts) -

1080p on ps4? They are either lieing their asses off (wouldn't shock me the way this 8th gen has gone so far) or they are cutting graphical features by a lot.

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#23 Posted by bigblunt537 (6905 posts) -

I honestly doubt that many of the people here arguing resolution differences would be able to tell the difference between the 2 resolutions if they had both playing in front of them. This is coming from a PC/Sony fan.

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#24 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4844 posts) -

in other news water is wet and x1 is 40% weaker than the ps4(after the removal of kinect)

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#25 Posted by shawn30 (4396 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

Another Sony based title and another dev that will take advantage of dat June SDK.

1080p incoming.

Exactly. What I am most impressed about was how great people said the Witcher 3 demo at the Xbox show looked and how that had to be PC, and now its confirmed from CDK that it was running on the Xbox One onstage. 900p is great if that's where they can lock the framerate. Here's the video again to remind people.

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#26 Edited by Chutebox (43298 posts) -

Doesn't say either of that. Hell, it kinda says they both will be 1080p

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#27 Posted by Heil68 (57859 posts) -

Well I was going to give this game a chance on Xbone, but not now.

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#28 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@deadline-zero0 said:

@m3dude1 said:

the e3 trailer was 100% not xbox footage, almost certainly pc.

Nope. Xbox1 at 900p during conference confirmed.

I don't think it was.

I think it was running on PC and they are trying to pass it off as the X1 version because they are trying to sell the game... Almost all the developer's when asked what console it was running on for games like Batman, FarCry 4, Dragon Age... Paused and said PC.

Also all their live demo's where running on PC's:

If you read the article, they state that during the MS conference, it was indeed xbox at 900p. Latter showings, like the one where they go into the city, was on PC, also confirmed by them saying it.

"Meanwhile, Mamais confirmed that the version of Witcher 3 shown during Microsoft's E3 press conference was indeed running on an Xbox One at 900p resolution and 30 frames per second."

But yeah, i know. Most multiplats where indeed on PC like Batman.

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#29 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

Dont matter... pc version is going destroy both versions and cows attempting to brag about their version is funny

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#30 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

Another cow thread, another cow lie.

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#31 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5355 posts) -

@deadline-zero0 said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@deadline-zero0 said:

@m3dude1 said:

the e3 trailer was 100% not xbox footage, almost certainly pc.

Nope. Xbox1 at 900p during conference confirmed.

I don't think it was.

I think it was running on PC and they are trying to pass it off as the X1 version because they are trying to sell the game... Almost all the developer's when asked what console it was running on for games like Batman, FarCry 4, Dragon Age... Paused and said PC.

Also all their live demo's where running on PC's:

If you read the article, they state that during the MS conference, it was indeed xbox at 900p. Latter showings, like the one where they go into the city, was on PC, also confirmed by them saying it.

"Meanwhile, Mamais confirmed that the version of Witcher 3 shown during Microsoft's E3 press conference was indeed running on an Xbox One at 900p resolution and 30 frames per second."

But yeah, i know. Most multiplats where indeed on PC like Batman.

Maybe so.

Developers are trying to sell their games and keep their relationships with Sony and Microsoft... If this wasn't your first ever E3 you should know by know developers "confirming" doesn't mean a thing.

Either way the game will look great no matter what you play it.

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#32 Posted by Indicud (745 posts) -

PS4 is 50% stronger , no surprise

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#33 Posted by musicalmac (24894 posts) -

It's unlikely the experience will be all that different. It amazes me that both consoles were released with such lackluster internals.

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#34 Posted by PAL360 (28811 posts) -

This is awesome news! This was one of the faw games that i would forgive devs for going sub 1080p, given its scale and complecity.

They didnt say anything about X1 version being 900p, btw.

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#35 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

Cows having to make up their own headlines these days to make themselves feel superior lol

only high settings at 30fps im guessing.

PC version it is.

@musicalmac said:

It's unlikely the experience will be all that different. It amazes me that both consoles were released with such lackluster internals.

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#36 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5355 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

It's unlikely the experience will be all that different. It amazes me that both consoles were released with such lackluster internals.

It shouldn't have come as shock to be honest.

The PS3 cost more to manufacture than what it was sold for and Sony ended up losing millions... I don't think any console manufacturer will ever make a console at a loss again and when you take into account the success of the Wii its not surprising at all.

And of course then theirs the technical side of things... TDP and heat. Consoles are small closed boxes with little cooling so they could never put in a R9 290X in there that require 300w on its own and is and is twice as hard to cool as a 85w 7870 hybrid they have in the PS4. Sony also had a goal of not exceeding 250watts total soon as I heard this I knew it wasn't going to be a beast.

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#37 Posted by StormyJoe (7559 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

@StormyJoe said:

@StrongBlackVine: 900p is not They say right in the article they are going to try and get it to 1080p.

Cows...

They are going to TRY. It is already running at 1080p on PS4 and therefore the title is accurate.

Misleading. Plus, they said (to paraphrase) "As developers get more familiar with XboxOne, 1080p should be easier to achieve."

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#38 Posted by blamix99 (2685 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

lems

that's like Evo_nine right now, LMAO

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#39 Posted by StormyJoe (7559 posts) -

@Indicud said:

PS4 is 50% stronger , no surprise

That's not true, either.

Cows...

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#40 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

in other news water is wet and x1 is 40% weaker than the ps4(after the removal of kinect)

lems don't want to admit it even though they now hide behind pc. lol

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#41 Edited by HungBuck007 (25 posts) -

And yet once again the Cows are taking things out of context. HE CLEARLY STATES THEY ARE HITTING 900P EASILY ON XBOX ONE CURRENTLY. AND HE ALSO CLEARLY STATES THAT THEY HAVE YET TO TAKE THE NEW SDK DEV KIT UPGRADE OUT FOR A SPIN. SO IT'S EASILY IMAGINABLE THAT THEY COULD HIT 1080P ONCE THEY USE THE NEW SDK KIT FOR XBOX ONE.

Of course I don't expect Cows to use any form of logic or reason and as expected they totally leave out the facts I've just stated in all caps.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-18-witcher-3-e3-gameplay-demo-combat-was-deliberately-easy-cd-projekt-says

This month Microsoft updated the Xbox Development Kit (XDK) so games that are not using skeletal tracking with Kinect can choose to use the portion of the Xbox One's graphics processing unit that was previously reserved. Now, games have access to 100 per cent of the Xbox One GPU for increased resolution and graphical effects.

Mamais said CD Projekt had yet to take the new XDK out for a spin, but it will, as Witcher 3 does not use Kinect motion.

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#42 Edited by musicalmac (24894 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

It shouldn't have come as shock to be honest.

The PS3 cost more to manufacture than what it was sold for and Sony ended up losing millions... I don't think any console manufacturer will ever make a console at a loss again and when you take into account the success of the Wii its not surprising at all.

And of course then theirs the technical side of things... TDP and heat. Consoles are small closed boxes with little cooling so they could never put in a R9 290X in there that require 300w on its own and is and is twice as hard to cool as a 85w 7870 hybrid they have in the PS4. Sony also had a goal of not exceeding 250watts total soon as I heard this I knew it wasn't going to be a beast.

Maybe you and I have different expectations of excellence then. I had hoped we'd get more than a console that can push a few more triangles, but here we are.

EDIT: My iMac is a quad core Ivy Bridge i7 and it comes equipped with a modified 680 capable of maxing out Far Cry 3 @1440p (2x antialiasing). It's thinner than thin. I expected more power from both consoles and I don't think it was too unreasonable to do so.

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#43 Edited by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5355 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

It shouldn't have come as shock to be honest.

The PS3 cost more to manufacture than what it was sold for and Sony ended up losing millions... I don't think any console manufacturer will ever make a console at a loss again and when you take into account the success of the Wii its not surprising at all.

And of course then theirs the technical side of things... TDP and heat. Consoles are small closed boxes with little cooling so they could never put in a R9 290X in there that require 300w on its own and is and is twice as hard to cool as a 85w 7870 hybrid they have in the PS4. Sony also had a goal of not exceeding 250watts total soon as I heard this I knew it wasn't going to be a beast.

Maybe you and I have different expectations of excellence then. I had hoped we'd get more than a console that can push a few more triangles, but here we are.

EDIT: My iMac is a quad core Ivy Bridge i7 and it comes equipped with a modified 680 capable of maxing out Far Cry 3 @1440p (2x antialiasing). It's thinner than thin. I expected more power from both consoles and I don't think it was too unreasonable to do so.

I have similar standards... Its why I game on PC, but my standards have nothing to do with it.

I knew the two console will be sold for less than $500... $500 can't get you much and it can't get you i7 and 680 performance. Unless of course you want a console that costs $1000?

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#44 Posted by musicalmac (24894 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I have similar standards... Its why I game on PC, but my standards have nothing to do with it.

I knew the two console will be sold for less than $500... $500 can't get you much and it can't get you i7 and 680 performance. Unless of course you want a console that costs $1000?

It's just safe and boring, that's all I'm really getting at.

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#45 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

LOL, StrongeBlackTwine thread.

Seriously, with the June SDK and a 2015 release date, there will be 1080p on The ONE.

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#46 Edited by Heil68 (57859 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

LOL, StrongeBlackTwine thread.

Seriously, with the June SDK and a 2015 release date, there will be 1080p on The ONE.

So would recommend people get PS4 versions of all games till then? :D

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#47 Posted by MonsieurX (36890 posts) -

Misleading title is misleading

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#48 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

@StormyJoe said:

@StrongBlackVine: 900p is not They say right in the article they are going to try and get it to 1080p.

Cows...

They are going to TRY. It is already running at 1080p on PS4 and therefore the title is accurate.

where does it say that?

"But we anticipate being able to do 1080p on PS4 a little bit easier than on the Xbox."

That doesn't mean it is already running at 1080p

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#49 Posted by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

Sorry, but a game like witcher need to be play in 1080p.

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#50 Posted by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

And 1440p+ on PC.

I can't wait until resolution is a non factor for console gamers again.