The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally got the two free DLCs for North American PS4 owners, which can be found in the following links:
The DLC features a nice armor for Geralt and Roach and customizable hairstyle and beard.
Lead Quest Designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz gives a hint on where to buy the armor from in the game:
“You can buy this armor from merchant in White Orchard, he’s standing next to the tavern.”
Unfortunately, there's a bug that might cause the merchant to be found dead as explained by Community Coordinator Marcin Momot, but will be fixed with next patch.
“Thanks for all the info regarding this bug. It is very rare but thanks to your input it will be fixed in the next patch. Thank you!”
Quest Designer Philipp Weber explains that it’s not possible to shave permanently,
“No, it’s not possible. But it takes a while until the beard grows again, don’t worry.”
Regarding the issue of small subtitles for the console versions, Momot clarifies that the team is trying to find a solution.
@Neameto We are looking into this issue right now. Hoping to find a solution soon.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) May 20, 2015
Momot states that patch 1.02 is exclusive to Europe.
@Moonwalker_1986 DLCs coming at 2PM PDT today. Patch 1.01 is the newest for US. 1.02 was EU exclusive to EU to fix certain EU sku bug.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) May 20, 2015
The Dragon Age team congratulates CD Projekt for the successful launch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:
@dragonage Thanks guys. Looking forward to more adventures in Ferelden. 🙂
— The Witcher (@witchergame) May 19, 2015
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.
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.
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 have 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 for The Witcher 3 looks amazing and it's worth checking out. 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 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.