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The Witcher 3 framerate issues already fixed on PS4

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The Witcher 3 review embargo dropped yesterday to unanimous praised and celebration. The crowning title in the Witcher trilogy seems to be as great as we were all expecting it to be, but there’s was a common undercurrent in most impressions. The PS4 version of the game, which was reviewed, seems to have struggled with the framerate at times. A problem that CD Projekt Red have already addressed.

Responding to concerned fans via Twitter, CD Projekt’s Community Coordinator, Marcin Mamot, explained that the issues have already been addressed for launch. The small day-one patch for the game will supposedly improve performance – a fix that potentially never made it in time for the code sent to reviewers on debug units.

So it seems like the few extra months weren’t able to iron all the bugs out, but the day-one patch for The Witcher 3 is still said to be rather minimal. The extra time has not gone to waste though – with most reviews praising the attention to detail under every single stone, past every village you encounter and in the make up of every creature you fight.

We still, unfortunately, have not got our hands on it, so it’ll be a while before our own review is up. Hopefully we’ll have some initial impressions for you to soak up in the meantime.

Last Updated: May 13, 2015

76 Comments

  1. This makes me so happy…Wow, these guys. Slowly becoming a fan.

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  2. Kensei Seraph

    May 13, 2015 at 12:07

  3. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 13, 2015 at 12:08

    Pro active bug fixing…Before release even… This might sound weird, but I’m pretty sure that’s how things used to work, but I will praise them for a job well done and having the insight to rather deliver something they promised…A working and fantastic game….

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 13, 2015 at 12:41

      Was gonna say something about bug fixing the variable that is the gaming pc but then I remembered this is a PS4 bug that is fixed so nvm.

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        May 13, 2015 at 13:11

        I’m sure the PC version will perform fluently…. *squeezing thumbs so hard, the circulation is cut off”

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  4. Ranting Raptor

    May 13, 2015 at 12:15

    Let’s see what happens at launch shall we?

    However I am glad to hear the game is as good as was hyped in regards to gameplay. That alone makes me happy

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  5. Loftus

    May 13, 2015 at 12:16

    Trying hard to keep my excitement for this game in check, seriously want to win this!

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  6. Galbedir

    May 13, 2015 at 12:17

    Which is the least necessary body part I could sell for around R500 on the blackmarket?

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    • Kensei Seraph

      May 13, 2015 at 12:22

      Now that is an interesting question.

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    • Jonah Cash

      May 13, 2015 at 12:23

      Index and ring finger…. You can still point and flip the bird if you had just the other 3 left…

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      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 13, 2015 at 12:36

        those are my q/a and shift/ctrl key fingers respectively so as a gamer …. no.

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        • Jonah Cash

          May 13, 2015 at 12:37

          Very true, didn’t think of that. Sorry very new to the PC race still, thinking like a peasant again.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 13, 2015 at 12:37

      Any body part that belongs to someone else.

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 13, 2015 at 12:37

      Feet … unless you are going to do the whole VR thing in a few years time you don;t need to walk to play games. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 13, 2015 at 12:48

        But there’s that VR treadmill thing. You haven’t thought this through!

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        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 13, 2015 at 12:48

          Read my post again … slowly.

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 13, 2015 at 12:52

            If I did that I’d understand your point the second time around and then I’d look silly! CURSE YOU!

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 12:53

            But I like tears. They taste like victory!

  7. samplediggy.com

    May 13, 2015 at 12:19

    do i need to play the previous titles in order to play & understand this one?

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    • Kensei Seraph

      May 13, 2015 at 12:21

      I don’t think so, but there are several points in the previous 2 games where you can make a decision that will affect the storyline for the subsequent games.

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      • Aries

        May 13, 2015 at 12:23

        Think we just confused @samplediggy.com:disqus

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      • Ir0nseraph

        May 13, 2015 at 12:25

        The GT review https://youtu.be/e4-H3VTmhLQ, points to if you have no previous saves , some decisions can be made directly in witcher 3 to make up for missing Witcher 2.

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    • Aries

      May 13, 2015 at 12:21

      I would say so, started at witcher 2 and was completely lost, but I’m getting there, atleast now I know abit and going for the wild hunt

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 13, 2015 at 12:29

      the witcher series is all about the characters.
      so if you know who the characters are and a bit of their backstory, you should be fine.
      im gna hit youtube for a summary in the meantime though.

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      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 13, 2015 at 12:46

        I thought it was all about bedding Triss and that elven nurse chick who’s name slips my tongue (shandi?) at this precise moment.

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 13, 2015 at 12:35

      No but it wouldn’t hurt and they are cheap.

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  8. Jonah Cash

    May 13, 2015 at 12:21

    And just like that my download for Witcher 3 is done…. Was at 33.5% this morning at 7:20, and then my 10mb line kicked back in and it was glorious watching that thing tick over. Downloaded between 0.9 and 1mb/s

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 13, 2015 at 12:46

      Awesome!

      I think my poor 2mb is on fire

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  9. Admiral Chief

    May 13, 2015 at 12:23

    I think my line at home is CRYING, I can’t even log in remotely to check on the download progress ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 13, 2015 at 12:49

      No QoS??!!

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 13, 2015 at 12:50

      I really hope for the most part that that is the case… I would be livered, getting home to see the power dipped, complements of Eskom, and I’d have to continue after losing 5 or six hours of download time….

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      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 13, 2015 at 12:52

        1200w UPS on my router and CPE and (hopefully today) 2400VA inverter/charger + batteries on my PC and management router.

        FUCK YOU ESKOM FOR I AM FREE OF YOUR BS FOR 6-8 HOURS!

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 13, 2015 at 12:53

          Sweet baby cheeses on whole grain….are you planning to supply the city of Joburg with that amount of power?

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          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 12:56

            2400VA inverter only supplies 1450W of power. My pc pulls 603 on half load plus 2 screens of about 30-50w each and router of about 15w and speakers of about 70w and then the extra power essential means I can boil a kettle if I shut down my pc or turn my server on for some Anime time and still download and play whatever I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 13:05

            How much did you pay for it, if I may ask?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 13:20

            Can’t remember the UPS as it is oldish but the inverter is R1600 and two 12V105AH deep cycle gel batteries are about R2500 each.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 13:24

            That’s not too bad, I’d imagine it’d be a bit more actually…. You aren’t worried about the collective Fourier series shaped sine waves you’re putting into your PC’s supply though?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 13:29

            Modified sine wave vs Pure sine wave for gaming has been a moot point for a while now since a silver rating or higher PSU cleans the signal up and most smaller devices have proper adapters. Your main concern would be screens. A simple way to check that is.

            Do you plug a kettle cord directly into your screen.
            If the answer is yes then you may have an issue if no then modified sine wave all the way.

            Luckely for me the new generation of LED screens run on adapters. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 13:34

            I was about to say, it doesn’t sound like a less expensive UPS/inverter, so it should be fine, whereas some of the older ones… well let’s just say that there were no low pass filters on the output of said UPSs and I saw a refrigerator lose it’s cool…a lot of it’s cool actually….

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 13:42

            Yeah. I still wouldn’t use a modified inverter on a fridge even though never models should be fine I would not risk it.The load is too high and fridges can be temperamental.For a house inverter I would not go lower than a 5KVA pure sine wave grid tied inverter. Should runs lots – stove – geyser. And most of those are Solar capable so not too big a leap to go half off the grid.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 14:06

            That’s true, the sun follower solar systems price around R100k, which amounts to ten years at Eskom on the average household, but then you have to replace the batteries and maybe even the panels after the ten years have passed, depending on your maintenance intervals etc. but if I had the money to do that I would’ve jumped off of the grid a looong time ago already…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 14:10

            Gel based batteries have a lifespan of 15 years. Or wait for the tesla powerwall.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 14:28

            I wouldn’t put it at 15 yet though, 15 is still a theoretical value, in practice we usually find it to fall a little short, as it does depend on the amount of cycles they go through…That and 15 years is(for any form of electronic devices) a very long time… But they are the way to go, no doubt!

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 13, 2015 at 15:01

            eskom pays you a levy if you go solar and then buys your excess to put back into the grid.
            so that R100k gets shrunk a fair bit over teh years.
            or something along those lines, not sure on the specifics, but there are perks to going solar.

            stuff like solar geysers are now mandatory for new houses and certain alterations, hooking the excess into a battery isnt much of a muchness, so solar options are more available now than they ever have been. you’ll be seeing alot more solar panels on houses over the next few years.

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 15:02

            That payment system is lying on the presidents desk for approval signoff …. for the last 6 months!

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 13, 2015 at 15:06

            still?
            it was supposed to be a thing 18 months ago… although if our local municipalities are failing at the whole “energy efficiency” thing, then we cant expect our great JZ to do any better…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 15:10

            Does not help Zuma or give him money so gets shoved to the bottom of the pile every day.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 15:17

            The one issue with putting energy back into the grid, is that it requires synchronisation, for instance, the old ballasts for neon lights used to use a little starter, now when you throw the switch it’ll go tick tick tick and switch the light on, in simple terms, those three ticks are responsible for doing the switch on the return of the sine wave, causing it to attempt resets(this is a very, very simple way of explaining it), Now for instance, if you manage to hook up electricity to feed the grid, you will need a similar system to allow for the opposite, without a synchroniser, you will literally melt the coils of you generator into a solid piece of copper, the same will happen to the circuitry of an inverter(luckily though most of them are fitted with filters and fail safes). Also the compensation on building a house that is almost perfectly self sustainable won’t really make a substantial difference in getting to the self sustainable situation, the only motivation for it is to not be dependant on Eskom… this is the unfortunate side of it…

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 13, 2015 at 14:55

            my UPS is ancient, paid out my bum for it and it lasts me long enough to save what Im doing and shut down =/
            gas stove for the kettle and solar lights make it somewhat bearable.

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 15:01

            4 Hours a day every day for the last 2 weeks and nearly every day for the last 2 months.And to make it worse those 4 hours are between 6 and 10pm. I get home between 6 and 7 if I am lucky and then I can’t do jack. I got tired of living like a caveman and made a plan. Coffee and solar lights only get you so far. ๐Ÿ™

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 13, 2015 at 15:08

            yeah, we havent been hit as hard, we keep flip flopping between no loadshedding, stage one and 2, so we havent been hit by twice a day sessions yet and often get skipped entirely.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 15:24

            Holy moley! 4 hours a day? Ok, that would motivate me too, our’s is usually between 8 and 10, so it’s still aggravating, but at least we can do all the necessary bits before it goes off…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 15:43

            Yep. Getting fat cause KFC and flu cause cold low pressure showers.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 13, 2015 at 17:01

            Shame man… Those cold showers… Nothing wakes you up faster/gives you a heart attack faster than a cold shower…

      • Da Guest

        May 13, 2015 at 12:53

        *livid

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 13, 2015 at 12:55

          *livered, as in it would be skewered by sub dermal removal with a rusty nail…In essence morose….

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  10. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 13, 2015 at 12:28

    They should’ve fixed the res @ 900p trollol!

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  11. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 13, 2015 at 12:34

    “minimal”? In a world where it takes me a day to update my Star Citizen (latest update 11gb) what patch size is “minimal”?

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  12. Pariah

    May 13, 2015 at 12:41

    I love how any other company releasing a day 1 patch and everyone goes ape shit to call them out for it. But CDPR does the same thing, literally, and everyone’s all like “they’re awesome. Look how they are so proactive.” Yeah, this is no different to the other day 1 patches, they’re still patching after the master went gold. No other company would be called proactive for the same thing.

    Fan boys, and people in general, catch a wake up. Stop with the double standards. Seriously…

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 13, 2015 at 12:48

      Can’t agree more but then again console games should never need a patch since the console is static (ish) in architecture.

      Now PC games ….

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      • Pariah

        May 13, 2015 at 12:56

        To date I’ve not needed to patch a single Xbox 360 game. The new gen of consoles has completely nullified that benefit of consoles over the PC. Honestly, PC is just better, in every way. Screw the master race crap, because I love consoles too. But this always online, always patching world we live in means that consoles don’t have the same pros that they once had.

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        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 13, 2015 at 12:59

          No I agree but fact remains a console should not need a patch … ever. QA should pick up any issues well before it goes gold. PC versions however have way too many variable and there will always be issues since almost every single part is different from pc to pc and this includes software.

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          • Pariah

            May 13, 2015 at 13:01

            Yes, I agree completely. I was just extending the point a bit, sorry. I should’ve specified. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 13, 2015 at 13:02

            I also agree. I should have read better. Hopped up on Red Bull and server issues so only really glancing at comments atm. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Admiral Chief

            May 13, 2015 at 13:34

            What server issues doth thee haveth?

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 13, 2015 at 13:46

            if companies could meet deadlines without delivering broken games, with full knowledge that the game will be broken, then consoles wouldnt need to.
            hopefully it looks like the trend of massive day one patches is on its way out though, with the new trend being DELAY ALL THE THINGS!

            maybe in the future, companies will learn to work to deadlines more efficiently.
            if every other industry in the world has to, then so can they.

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 13, 2015 at 13:17

          I believe the term used is Quality control, in some cases, it is completely absent, which is why I take my hat off to these guys, for the first time since Half Life 2 was launched we can decide whether we want the day one patch(for example) I remember having to sit at a friends’ house downloading the remaining install files for HL2 on a 56k line….I aged about 10 years in two nights, simply because I didn’t expect it. But in essence, that is the downside to PC gaming, inevitable day one patches…

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 13:33

          Plus those damn game prices!

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      • geel slang

        May 13, 2015 at 13:09

        Times have changed, games are too complicated today and bugs almost impossible to prevent.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 13, 2015 at 13:08

      There is a difference between downloading a 15GB compulsory patch and having the option to not download it at all, that point has to be raised, unfortunately… And no, it’s not a fanboy thing, in an industry where you stare at a label that says “This game requires a large amount of data” this is a revolution….

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  13. Ricardo Monteiro

    May 13, 2015 at 20:14

    I hope its FIXED. Not made “Better” or “Improved”. Those are turd words.

    Those words are what games like Unity input into their patch notes meanwhile in some areas of their map (Paris) the framerate still drops to like 25.

    I’m really hoping they FIXED the problem and that we wont drop a single frame. Otherwise there will soon be a new “Used PS4, 6 months of use, great condition” ad on ebay or something…

    There is literally no worthwhile reason for a game like this to not be able to AT LEAST run 30fps on a PS4.

    I can’t blame the developers because I know that they are actually good developers… They aren’t Ubisoft…
    However I also can’t blame the PS4 because the hardware is more than sufficient to run the game…

    So what gives? Is it the devkits? The OS?

    Here’s what I think. If the game comes out and still has issues I bet my money on the fact that the Devs don’t know the Playstation system well enough. Witcher 3 is their first game on the PS4. Meanwhile Witcher 2 was already out on the 360…

    Here’s hoping this damn game comes out crystal clear… Of all games of 2015 if I could buy ONLY one I would go and buy this one… This for me is the GOTY 2015… Unless some other company has a nice surprise coming towards the end of this year ๐Ÿ˜›

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  14. Samus Arin

    May 20, 2015 at 03:20

    Hell no the ps4 versions frame rate issues have not been fixed, i just installed and patched it the past hour. Looks like another shamelessly heartless console point. Only problem is that bringing it to the ps4 isnt much of a port, being that it basically a pc, so it makes it even more frustrating and irritating. I will return for Bloodborne, which i had to sell off previously bc i needed some quick cash, and dark souls 2 came out in the meantime.

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  15. Samus Arin

    May 20, 2015 at 03:49

    Well I guess it isnt THAT bad, but cmon man wheres the 60fps at?? Guess a PC will always be required for such goodness.

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