The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Comparison Reveals Decreased Particle Effects
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, features some incredibly detailed environments, as well as character models and special effects. It is definitely one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2015, and a potential contender for Game of the Year. There have been a few complaints of a downgrade in visual quality, as well as some disappointed fans blaming the current-gen consoles for the aforementioned downgrade.
It is true that some detail has been toned down, as well as some particle effects. The gif comparison below, shows footage from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt E3 2013 trailer, and footage from the recently released PAX East gameplay trailer. E3 2013 top, PAX East 2015 bottom.
It its quite noticeable that the particle effects are a bit reduced in the PAX East build. It might be a case of Geralt's magic skill level though, and it could be possible that once fully upgraded, will prove as impressive as it is in the E3 2013 build.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases this May and CD Projekt RED has not showcased yet the game’s Ultra settings, whether this has been for parity reasons between PC and console versions, it remains to be seen. It is possible though that PC gamers might be getting a greatly enhanced visual fidelity with the coveted settings.
CD Projekt RED, claimed recently, that they are not worried about post-launch comparisons between the game’s early E3 builds and its final version. They are very proud of what they have achieved with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and they feel confident that fans of the series will be pleased.
When they were asked whether Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt's next open-world RPG, will make an appearance at E3 2015 they replied:
“This year belongs to The Witcher.”
This further proves their dedication to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and that they will focus on supporting the game for a long time. We will bring you any new information on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as soon as it becomes available. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also bundled with Nvidia's 900 series GPUs.
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