This is a detailed comparison of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and PS4. The video covers most of the graphics settings, that can be adjusted in the graphics menu as well as a general PC versus PS4 comparison. PC is set to Ultra + NVIDIA settings. The PC version appears to be without the day-1 patch, which offers several graphical enhancements including foliage, shadows, ambient occlusion and water tessellation. The Nvidia HairWorks setting does add some noticeable improvements though.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST – Merchants of Novigrad
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST – Hunt or Be Hunted
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST – The Field of Ard Skellig
00:00 - Riding a Horse Low vs. Ultra
01:12 - Anti-Aliasing
01:30 - Ambient Occlusion (Off SSAO HBAO)
01:55 - Bloom
02:15 - Foliage Visibility
02:36 - NVIDIA Hairworks
02:54 - Cutscene Low vs. Ultra
03:42 - Grass Density
04:18 - Light Shafts
04:37 - Shadow Quality
05:16 - Terrain Quality
05:34 - Texture Quality
05:55 - Water Quality
Intel Core i7-5820K 6x 3.3 GHz
16GB DDR4 Crucial Dual Channel 2133MHz (2x 8GB)
2x 4096 MB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970
500GB SATA III Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2TB SATA III Western Digital Red WD20EFRX
We have 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.
While many have argued that the game has lost some of its visual flair since the 2013 reveal trailer, CD Projekt RED claims that they have not changed the textures, and that they have only toned down as sharpening filter that was causing eye strain. The higher resolution can replicate the sharpening effect to some extend so it does indeed seem quite similar. Certain changes had been made of course to accommodate the console hardware, but the game turned out looking quite good indeed. We have also provided some amazing 4K Ultra settings footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which can be viewed here.
CD Projekt RED removed the “PS4 vs PC” comparison video, posted earlier by PCGamesHardware and went on to detail the differences between the two versions. They claimed that the PC build was not final and that the PS4 version dis not use the day-one patch which not only fixed the PS4 framerate issue but also implemented a few visual enhancements.
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 and the amazing lighting system.
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