The Witcher 3 PS4 vs Xbox One Patch 1.03 Stress Test Comparison

Posted 1 year ago

Digital Foundry has made available a video providing a stress test comparison between the PS4 and Xbox One versions of The Witcher 3 after the implementation of Patch 1.03.

You can view the video below:

00:00 – Rainy conditions test
00:23 – Water test
01:04 – Crookback Bog swamp test

Digital Foundry reports receiving requests to test performance on The Witcher 3 for frame-rate issues in the swamp areas, and also near water, and during rainy scenes.

Their findings show not too much of a problem on the latter two, but the swamps are definitely an issue for both platforms, with PS4 in particular really struggling. Xbox isn’t immune though – there are frame-rate drops, but more obtrusive are obvious latency spikes (split-second pauses, if you like).

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had the biggest UK release of the year so far, crashing Battlefield Hardline’s week one sales by 53 per cent. 63% of physical sales were on the PlayStation 4, followed by 32% on the Xbox One and 5% on PC. The majority of PC sales were digital though. On top of that it seems that it managed to top both the Steam and Green Man Gaming charts as well.

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The game has received another patch and the patch notes state an improvement of the texture rendering quality on High and Ultra settings.

The Witcher 3 Hunter’s Config is a nice little tool offering easy access to graphical options, and it’s certainly worth a look.

As we have previously covered a few adjustments in the ini files can improve the grass quality in The Witcher 3, as well as the performance. A workaround on how to run HairWorks on AMD GPUs without crippling performance, has also been made available, enabling AMD GPU users to enjoy The Witcher 3 with HairWorks enabled, while getting better performance than GeForce users not using a Maxwell architecture Nvidia GPU.

A set of beautiful 4K screenshots of the PC version and some 4K gameplay footage, demonstrates just how amazing The Witcher 3 can look.

The Witcher 3 is available 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.

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