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'The Witcher 3' dev calls PS4 and Xbox One resolution report 'just a rumor'

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CD Projekt Red, the developer of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” responded Saturday to a report on what resolution the upcoming RPG runs at on consoles. While dismissive of the rumor, the developer doesn't deny the claim that the Playstation 4 version runs at a higher resolution than the Xbox One version.

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Russian gaming website Gametech claimed in a recent article that an anonymous insider said that the PS4 version of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” will run at a 900p resolution and 30 frames per second (fps). Meanwhile, the Xbox One version will drop to 720p resolution but maintain the 30 fps. Additionally, the insider claims that both console versions run at the minimum graphics settings and have the same level of image quality as “The Witcher 2.”

The report went on to call “The Witcher 3” a very demanding title that even taxed a single Nvidia GTX 780Ti graphics card for the PC. “PC version runs currently with all its bells and whistles enabled (plus 8xMSAA) with 35-45fps on a GTX 780Ti at 1080p,” according to Gametech.

"It's just a rumor and we are not commenting [on] rumors," CD Projekt Red's PR & Marketing representative Michael Platkow-Gilewski told Gamespot. "As soon as we will be ready to announce Spec we will let you know."

The Xbox One has been under fire since it launched for not being able to match the Playstation 4 in terms of raw graphical output. As a result, fans of both systems immediately rush to look at the resolution and framerate not only for every multi-platform release but exclusive release as well.

“Trials: Fusion” is the other most recent example with developer Redlynx confirming that the motorcycle stunt racing games is 1080p on the PS4 and 900p on the Xbox One. However, both systems will run at 60 frames per second.

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” is currently scheduled to be released in February 2015. The game was originally scheduled for a fall 2014 launch but was delayed to give CD Projekt Red more time to polish the game.

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