The Witcher 3 Resolution Most Likely Won’t be at 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One (Update)
CD Projekt RED Marketing Manager Tomasz Tinc has responded to the report and gave the following statement (via GameSpot):
As [The Witcher 3 visual effects artist Jose Teixeira] said, we are working hard on optimizing the game and nothing is set in stone,” Tinc explained. “Our engine team remains optimistic and we will surely squeeze the most we can out of each console. I know you might be expecting concrete info like the final frame rate and resolution, but it’s simply impossible to give you that sort of thing before the optimization process is complete.
One of these questions is what resolution will the game be in when it launches this February 2015. While that answer still escapes us, it seems gamers looking forward to the game can take 1080p out of The Wtcher 3 resolution discussion.
At this year’s gamescom, CD Projekt RED Visual Effects Artist Jose Teixeira mentioned that the studio is pushing for 30 frames-per-second, but added that “I don’t know if it’s going to make it,” when it comes to the game running on 1080p on now-gen consoles.
Ideally, we’re pushing for 30 frames per second. The resolution, honestly, it depends; we’re working on it, we’re trying to get it as high as possible. If we can make it at 1080P, sure, but I don’t know if it’s going to make it. To be honest, I really don’t know. Probably not. But for sure, we need it to run at a smooth frame rate, so at least 30 FPS.
We’re doing optimization right now and I have to say, it’s actually running quite well. To be honest, we were expecting a lot worse. When we first started playing on PS4 and XB1, we expected the game not to work at all, because it was so heavy, so we were expeciting it to crash, but it’s actually running. It’s not quite there yet, but it’s running. So I think that with a little more optimization, I think we’ll get it running really well.
Given what we’ve seen so far from The Witcher 3, it’s certainly not a bad looking game by any means, but it’s also understandable if gamers want the full 1080p experience, too. Is this a concern for you at all or are you fine with whatever resolution CD Projekt RED uses as long as the game looks fantastic?