The Witcher 3 New PC Build Shows a More Vibrant and Colorful World – Incredible Screenshots – Comparison with 2013 Build
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was revealed in 2013, back when CD Projekt RED had only development kits for the new-gen consoles. What they demonstrated blew everyone away at the time, with its realistic yet gloomy atmosphere and high fidelity visuals. It might have been that CD Projekt were overestimating the new consoles or it might have been a case of wanting to reveal their game at its best, running on a high-end PC system.
Since then several changes have been made on the visual aspect of The Witcher 3, and naturally some downgrading took place in order to accommodate the weaker consoles. The current result as seen in the latest build, in the latest gameplay trailer of The Witcher 3 looks immensely beautiful, vibrant and colorful. So far, apart from the first reveal of the game back in 2013, we mostly been seeing footage taken from the console versions of the game, with some very beautiful PC screenshots being released during that time.
The Witcher 3, as is looks incredibly beautiful, which begs the question, how does it fare compared to what CD Projekt RED initially demonstrated? It doesn't look necessarily worse, it looks more colorful and more vibrant something that suits the medieval fantasy genre quite well. The old build though looked sharper and more realistic, perhaps a result of sporting some higher resolution textures or even the game being rendered at a higher resolution.
Below are two galleries of screenshots demonstrating the latest build and the initial 2013 build.
Is The Witcher 3 shaping up to be as beautiful as when we initially saw it?
What do you think of the visual differences between the two builds? Do you believe a noticeable downgrade occurred or is the latest build as equally beautiful as the game we saw back when The Witcher 3: Wild was first revealed. Please share your thoughts in the comments.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is releasing on May 19 for the PlayStation 4. Xbox One and PC. We will continue to bring you any new information on the Witcher 3 as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for a lot more information on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, here and here.