The Witcher 3: CD Projekt RED removes “PS4 vs PC” Comparison Video, Details Differences Between Two Versions

Archie Paras
May 16, 2015
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A while ago  PCGamesHardware shared a video comparison between the PC and the PS4 versions of The Witcher 3.

CD Projekt RED got in touch with the German website, which removed the video at CD Projekt RED’s request. CD Projekt RED’s ‘Marcin Momot’ revealed the following information, to point out the differences between the PC and PS4 builds.

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As Marcin noted, the differences between the PC and the PS4 version will be:

  • draw distance
  • framerate
  • resolution
  • exclusive features such as hairworks

According to NVIDIA’s guide, the PC version will also pack higher quality effects and higher resolution textures.

Marcin also confirmed that the PC version will feature more NPCs than the PS4 version.

Marcin added that the video was not representative of the PC version as it made the PC version look pretty bad, and emphasised it’s not the final version.

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“Regarding the comparison video, unfortunately we don’t know how this video was created and what PC settings have been used. It compared an early PC version with a PS4 debug build without the day 1 patch. So it’s quite an uncommon basic setting. Something went wrong here and therefore we spoke to the editorial team behind it – we both agreed something is not quite right and while we’re figuring out what mistake has been made, we have removed the video. We do admit it looked pretty wonky, hence its removal.”

PlayStation Access has provided an in-depth look into many aspects of the game in a 46 minutes video which can be viewed here. It covers everything that fans have been asking for and provides answers to most questions without spoiling the experience.

A few gorgeous screenshots from the PS4 version have also been made available, and they reveal some quite beautiful vistas, the amazing lighting system and some saucy images of Yennefer. Be aware though that it contains some NSFW images so follow the hint.

From what we have seen so far The Witcher 3 certainly looks beautiful on all three platforms, and it will surely provide one of the greatest experiences of the year no matter the system of choice.

The launch cinematic which was made available yesterday looks amazing. CD Projekt has also revealed the changelog for the day-1 patch which can be viewed here.  docm77, has also made available a video interview with CD Projekt’s visual artist, Jose Teixeira, in which he shares his thoughts on the downgrade subject.

The Witcher 3 is just three days away from release, and as we have previously covered, CD Projekt has already announced that pre-load options are already live, as well as the unlock times for The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 will release on May 19 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information on The Witcher 3 as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more information on The Witcher 3, here and here.


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