The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED has been probed – yet again – on whether or not the RPG will look and run better on either PS4 or Xbox One. From the sounds of it, they aren’t really bothered as long as the game is ace.
Eurogamer asked studio co-founder Marcin Iwinski for his thoughts on claims that Witcher 3 will run better on PS4, to which he replied, “We are still working on squeezing the juice out of the consoles and Microsoft are supporting us in this respect.
“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’.
He suggested that this claim is being used as ammo in the format war cannons, by adding, “It’s more of a PR differentiation, 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’.”
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