Fake your very best surprised face, as it sounds like the PlayStation 4 is about to better the Xbox One in yet another format face-off. In an interview with Eurogamer.net, CD Projekt RED’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski has admitted that there’s a good chance that the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will look and perform best on Sony’s next-gen machine. We bet that you’re shocked, huh?
Seeing as the game’s not due out until February next year, the studio’s unwilling to commit to anything at this point – but it has hinted that if one console is more capable than the other, it will use that extra horsepower. Given that a slew of multiplatform titles have performed best on architect Mark Cerny’s super system, it's likely that the black behemoth will get the special treatment here.
“We are still working on squeezing the juice out of the consoles and Microsoft is supporting us in this respect,” Iwinski deflected. “The final effect, whether it's 720p, 1080p – we had the debate in the studio about it and actually asked our tech guys to explain how it works, and they sent me some complicated graphs that 'if I have this size of screen, and I sit one meter or two meters from it, then I might be able to see the difference'.”
He continued: “It's more of a PR differentiation, which is very important for Sony right now – and they are using it, obviously – than something that is really meaningful to gamers. We're definitely working to max out each of the platforms in terms of what we can get, because that's a crucial element of The Witcher. Will there be big differences? Really I don't think so. It's too early to say.”
We generally agree with Iwinski that the disparities don’t matter, but the problem that Microsoft faces is the fact that it’s got a more expensive box on the market that’s known to be less powerful than its closest competitor. The average consumer may not understand the differences, but it does know that the PS4 is now the best place to play third-party games. That’s a huge problem for the Redmond-based firm.
The kinnect bundle was their biggest mistake, what a waste of money, pure greed. I think that devs should tell the truth because its obvious they're going to sell more copies of anything on the ps4, simple numbers.
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Well, you haven't been a Ps3 owner then from the start. I was slaughtered on N4G when i mentioned the disparities between xbox 360 and ps3 didn't matter. Well, the disparaties do matter for the furious fanboys
@Sanquine It definitely matters to people on forums! However, I played all of my third-party games on the supposedly inferior PS3 and still thoroughly enjoyed them. The difference is argubly bigger this time around, though.
@get2sammyb I'm going to replay Elder scrolls oblivion and the last of us on the inferior ps3 and i want it so badly
Xbox, simply unbundle Kinect(for cheaper Xbox One) and take away all those apps from behind XboxLiveGold that you can use for free on other platforms(Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, ect.)!
A weaker console means people will buy third-party games on something else. However, make your box the best thing the have for entertainment and you'll see sales increase for the Xbox One immediately. Heck, I would buy one if it basically becomes an Apple TV;)
In all seriousness, though. If they want to be winners in peoples eyes, they have to do this.
@get2sammyb that's the thing, last generation the gap was negligible and the Xbox fans took ever opportunity to shove that tiny fraction of a percent in our collective faces. This time around the PS4 leads specwise by quite a bit and "it doesn't matter." Funny that, it seemed to matter all last generation. We deserve this, for the **** we had to deal with from Xbox fans last generation. Let them eat humble pie.
To me, resolution and framerate don't make much of a difference in most games, but in MMORPG games like FFXIV, that extra processing power is crucial and can make the world of difference.
@thedevilsjester They're eating pie but it's definitely not a humble pie. I have to agree and I admit that I do tend to lean more towards Sony consoles. With that being said and I am a PS4 fanboy. I do agree with what you said with the last set of consoles and it was a horrid war with mainly Xbox fans digging into Playstation fans without any mercy and now it's happening to the Xbox. This is Karma, in terms of console wars between MS and Sony.
The worse people though are the ones that don't even admit they are fanboys and hide behind the "I got both systems". lol
As for The Witcher 3, I never played the previous games so I don't even know what to expect from this game. Is it going to be open world, is it going to be open world in a sense where there are instances that are open world but it's not fully open, etc etc. I have no clue. They say it's going to be bigger then skyrim, but then I hear from people it's not open world, so I don't know what's going on.
@Demi_God The term fanboy is just...vague. Back in the NES/SNES days, I loved Nintendo consoles, I bought everything Nintendo, and I was on Nintendo's "side" in the early console wars. They lost me with the design choices of the N64 (and continued in that vein ever since), so I switched, with a heavy heart, to Sony and the PS1. Nintendo is out of the running (for my favor), because it doesnt look like they will ever design a system that I want to play on, and the Xbox brand is tainted by its association with Microsoft. So that leaves me with one viable option in the console space, Sony. Thankfully the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4 are all amazing consoles that are exactly what I am looking for in a console, and I love Sony for it, however if our paths diverged, like with Nintendo back in the day, I would drop Sony too. So am I a fanboy? I like to think of myself as one. I defend my choices vehemently. But I am not a blind fanboy.
I wont get The Witcher 3 because I do not own the first two. It could be the most amazing game this generation, but without the games that came before it, I don't care. (Even if they are not directly related storywise) Give me an Remastered/HD Collection, and we'll talk. I refuse to buy franchise games that are numbered or in series unless I have completed the games that came before. I made an exception for Mass Effect only because it had a comic recap of the first game.
Breaking news, another game runs better on superior hardware. stay tuned for another couple of thousand 3rd party products.
And then, there is a PC version
Yeah a PC version... too bad only about 10 percent of PC owners can actually play this game at "master race settings" or at all. For the rest they gotta buy a new PC. Sucks. PS4 owners though will still be able to enjoy games that will come out 7 years from now. I love the simple life.
@RawWilson1 looks like MS is doing both of those things
I don't get it. I don't see anything that he said that hints at the ps4 running the game better than the xbox? not that it's that hard to imagine, because I'm sure it will run at at least a higher resolution. I just don't see where he said that.
I havent played the other two but this game is certainly intriguing. Its been a while since I've gotten to play a fantasy RPG and I'm eager to pick one up for PS4. Bound by flame looked really good but a couple of the reviews Ive read werent stellar so I think I'll wait to catch a sale price on that one.
As far as the difference in visual quality. When I played through Fallout 3 on my 360 my friend and I agreed it looked better than when he played it on his PS3. It wasnt enough to affect your experience with the game. But if you saw them side by side there was an overall noticeable difference. That said even though Sony may have had the technically inferioir experience I found myself playing more PS3 toward the end of their lifetimes.
Black behemoth should have been the official name of ps4
I don't care which version is 'better' just as long as they're all functional. Bethesda's 'efforts' on PS3 were a complete joke. CD Projekt Red seems legit though.
I played both the previous games in the series and I would say to you buy witcher 2 if you still have your old console great game. I will buy this for sure and can't wait
@charlesnarles Took them long enough
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