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The Witcher 3 is close to maxing out next-gen consoles

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Back at E3, I got a good look at the Witcher 3 in alpha-action. What I saw was undoubtedly real-time game footage, because it crashed several times. Don’t worry CDPR, in game preview circles, that’s a good thing. The game looks beyond gorgeous. So beautiful in fact, that it’s already close to going beyond what a next-gen console can offer.

Speaking to VG247, Witcher 3 gameplay producer Marek Ziemak spoke about how the game was already close to pushing the limits of what Microsoft and Sony has in store when they kick off a new generation of gaming in two months.

“At this point, we’re advanced in testing, running and experimenting with next-gen platforms, and at this point we know the game is pretty demanding,” Ziemak said.

Of course, we still have the authorisation phase in front of us, but because of size and density, we are already close to maxing out the equipment. Of course, if we find more workforce in boxes, we will surely use it to make the game even better. I think others share the same opinion as us, if there’s power to be used then why not use it all?

That’s the spirit. Footage of the game still needs to be made available to the public, but trust me on this: The Witcher 3 is going to set a new graphical benchmark when it’s released.

Last Updated: September 6, 2013

93 Comments

  1. Its not that they close to maxing out, just need to learn skillz from Rockstar in open worlds, its about fooling the eyes! looks good but isnt! need to think smart when making games!

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    • DarthofZA

      September 6, 2013 at 11:09

      I remember when some of the Sony exclusives were making these claims as the start of the PS3 generation… and those games look crap compared to what you can get on the PS3 now. In 5 years time, games will come out that look twice as good….

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      • Tarisma

        September 6, 2013 at 11:13

        I’m with you I remember Killzone 2 and Lair saying they were using all of the PS3’s hardware capabilities.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 6, 2013 at 11:19

        exactly!! They just bragging claiming its all that

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 6, 2013 at 11:43

          Have you played Witcher 2? It’s seriously pretty.

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          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 6, 2013 at 12:15

            Have to agree. Worst of all, my current rig only pushes just over 32fps on max. Worrisome, very very worrisome.

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 6, 2013 at 11:15

    Header lol

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 6, 2013 at 11:24

      Best week for headers that I can recall in a very long time

      Reply

  3. Mark Treloar

    September 6, 2013 at 11:17

    PC wont have this problem

    Reply

    • Kratos8051

      September 6, 2013 at 11:27

      My PC does

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 6, 2013 at 11:21

    This is one game I’m genuinely excited about.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    September 6, 2013 at 11:21

    But it hardly comes close to maxing out high end PC’s?

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    • Tarisma

      September 6, 2013 at 11:22

      wait until the mods hit….

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    • John mul-ti-pass

      September 6, 2013 at 11:31

      Finally something to give my PC some exercise…hehe

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  6. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:23

    So excited about this game!

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 6, 2013 at 11:24

      Next gen ( . )( . )

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 6, 2013 at 11:27

        Haha! Yes, it better have boob physics, or I’m not interested!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 6, 2013 at 11:27

          If there’s one thing about Witcher games, they always have excellent boobs.

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          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:36

            Here, have this, I accept your thanks ahead of time., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7HzxA8Fe6U&noredirect=1

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 6, 2013 at 11:41

            ROFL!

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            September 6, 2013 at 11:43

            Wow, she has a very HOT body!

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:43

            Legs too

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            September 6, 2013 at 11:51

            People in the office are enjoying this now as well. Sharing it haha

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:53

            I swear, there is justice in the world

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            Yes, but for some reason Justin Bieber and Miley Cirus is still going.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:55

            It will come dude, it will come

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:56

            As long as it’s really bad.

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:59

            The higher you climb the farther you fall.

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:55

            My thoughts too, then I was like, am I an old cynical bastard? And when I got to YES, I smiled some more… 😉

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            Glad to oblige 😉

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:43

            Looked like having a hot body was a surprise to her. Judging by her scream.

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:43

            This made me soooooooooooooo happy

        • John mul-ti-pass

          September 6, 2013 at 11:31

          I want some of that incredible fish AI in The Witcher, screw the boobs. No, wait, that’s not right.

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          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:32

            Screw boobs IS RIGHT!

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:43

            ( . )?( . )

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:44

            You win

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:49

            ( . )| |( . )

            in my case not a mere |

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:52

            You got two?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:53

            Nope, just one PROPER one 😛

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:53

            Hence your old name grootwors?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            LOL, I really wanna roll with the truth, but alas, should not brag.

            Hence rolling with whatever game I’m playing

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            Can’t be, its the wrong colour.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            O_O

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            You thinking it’s like that purple thing in Saints Row?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:55

            Revenge of the purple tril

          • Hammersteyn

            September 6, 2013 at 11:55

            Yeah let’s go with that

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 6, 2013 at 11:53

            It was an unfortunate fishing accident, we don’t talk about it.

  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 6, 2013 at 11:23

    WITCHER HAAASSS THEEEEE POOOOWEERRRRR!!!!!!!

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  8. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 6, 2013 at 11:24

    So glad I got into this!

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    • Lardus-Respect the beard

      September 6, 2013 at 11:25

      Master Race for the win, hey Admiral?

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 6, 2013 at 11:35

        Was referring to the franchise, but yes, MR FTW

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        • Lardus-Respect the beard

          September 6, 2013 at 11:40

          Lol, oops! I’ll have to give this a go. Not played any of the previous ones. Will hear of my colleague has it. Hey, ek weet jy lees die goed. As jy die Witcher games het, bring dit vir my!

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:48

            SIES JOU SEEROWER!

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            September 6, 2013 at 11:50

            He will have it on Xbox 360 Console, not PC. So only lending/sharing, not piracy Arrrr!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 6, 2013 at 12:07

            Not according to our good friend CliffyB. You’re taking food out of his mouth!

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            September 6, 2013 at 12:10

            Hey, TIA – This is Africaaaaa!

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 6, 2013 at 12:11

            As did Cliffy B with that demo he called Gears of War

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:14

            Food out of his mouth? Must be terrible to drive all the way to a cheaper restaurant with your Lambo.

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            September 6, 2013 at 13:54

            Colleague does not have it, so I only have videos to go on. Oh well.

      • John mul-ti-pass

        September 6, 2013 at 11:35

        Yesss. Don’t leave John out of this if you’re talking about the Master Race.

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  9. ElimiNathan

    September 6, 2013 at 11:26

    The Witcher games have always had a sucky engine. It looks quite cool but drains resources.

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  10. Rock789

    September 6, 2013 at 11:31

    I must have! I MUST HAVE THIS!

    **morphs into game-hungry goblin** “My one, my own… My Preciousssssssss.”

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    • John mul-ti-pass

      September 6, 2013 at 11:32

      Golem. Know your shit man. 😉

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 6, 2013 at 11:35

        • John mul-ti-pass

          September 6, 2013 at 11:37

          I laughed way too much at that.
          I’m watching it again…it’s Friday after all.

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          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:41

            Me too, still have tears in my eyes!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:42

            That damn tag is bothering me more than anything else.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 6, 2013 at 11:45

            I was thinking that too lol

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:54

            Tag?

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:55

            Her pants tag

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:56

            hahahaha!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:56

            XDXDXD

            Do NOT try to fix that IRL, you will get your hand/face slapped or a wet kiss

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:57

            I work in a specific industry and I am the only guy in my office. If I do that here it’ll probably get me fired.

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:57

            Or killed 0-O

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:58

            Whichever happens first.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:58

            What industry?

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 11:59

            I fear it might hurt my online rep if I say.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 12:03

            O_O WHAT SAUCERY IS THIS????

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:07

            Haha, brilliant.
            I am a man though, make no mistake. A real one, with a beard and all.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 12:08

            What is your job-title?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 6, 2013 at 12:09

            Man.

            Do we need anything else?

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:10

            Haha, thanks.

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:11

            Financial budgetting planner. So I have to forecast what money they’ll need, how much and when, and also how much stock they’ll need. So it’s every man’s nightmare, telling a woman how much she can spend on fashion.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 12:12

            LULZ, your credibility is safe.

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:13

            Sjoe

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 12:14

            Close one there John

          • That Tall Twit

            September 6, 2013 at 12:05

            Still better than Miley Cyrus.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 6, 2013 at 12:12

          I felt bad for her, but then I rewound 3 times to see the look on her face when she is on fire hehehe

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      • SaintsRowLee

        September 6, 2013 at 12:10

        Who you calling Golem???

        Reply

  11. Tbone187

    September 6, 2013 at 11:54

    Yup, these so called ‘next gen’ consoles will be holding back advancement in general…

    Reply

  12. Hermann Schwindt

    September 6, 2013 at 12:56

    Stupid question, but what platforms will this be releasing on?

    Reply

  13. darryl212013

    September 15, 2013 at 00:01

    cdprojekt red are originally pc dev they know how to push next gen consoles

    Reply

  14. Hank Oswald

    September 15, 2013 at 02:07

    call of duty is better

    Reply

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