The Witcher 3 – All 3 Versions Compared Against Each Other

Posted 1 year ago

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks great on all three platforms that it’s available for. Digital Foundry provided a detailed direct comparison between the three versions, showcasing the visual fidelity of each version.

The first video puts the two console versions against each other. While they appear to be quite similar, you have to note that the PlayStation 4 version runs at a native 1080p resolution, while the Xbox One runs at 900p. The Xbox One version supports Dynamic Scaling which switches between the rendering resolutions whenever possible, so there are instances when the Xbox One does manage to render at 1080p natively without resorting to upscaling.

You can watch the PS4 vs Xbox One comparison below:

The PS4 vs PC comparison can be viewed below:

Lastly the Xbox One vs PC comparison:


Digital Foundry concludes:

Having played all three versions extensively this week, it must be said PC is a must for its extras, as well as for its solid, multi-threaded optimisation across all setups tested. On the console front, as of update 1.01 the PS4 version is king thanks to a cleaner 1080p image and slightly smoother frame-pacing – though we hope its hitches are addressed soon in a patch. In launching across three platforms at once The Witcher 3 is a highly ambitious objective for the developer, but CD Projekt Red proves here that it has the mettle for current-gen development – whether it returns us to Novigrad next time, or takes us somewhere entirely new.

You can read the full article by Digital Foundry here.

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There’s a way of improving the grass quality in The Witcher 3, as well as improving performance by making a few adjustments in the ini files. There’s also a workaround on how to run HairWorks on AMD GPUs without crippling performance, which enables AMD GPU users to enjoy The Witcher 3 with the HairWorks setting enabled and actually getting better performance than GeForce users not using a Maxwell architecture Nvidia GPU.

The Witcher 3 is a gorgeous looking open world RPG that looks even better at higher resolutions.

We have recently provided some beautiful 4K screenshots of the PC version of the game as well as some 4K gameplay footage that showcases the beautiful graphics that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can provide at Ultra High-Definition at it Ultra Settings.

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. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more information on The Witcher 3, here and here.

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