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‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ developer compares PC, PS4 and Xbox One frame rates

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ screen
‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ screen
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, used with permission

Balázs Török has made a comparison in regards to the frame rate targets for the upcoming next-generation video game, “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” In an interview with Gamer Reactor on April 22, the lead engine programmer confirmed that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the open-world action role-playing title won’t be the same as the PC iteration. However, the potential disparities should not have too much of an impact on the gameplay style.

CD Projekt Red is targeting 30 frames per second for “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” on the two consoles. He explained the lower target by stating that the development team did not want to sacrifice the details of the world. Furthermore, the combat in the video game is described as slow since it won’t require quick reflexes like in fighting games. You can take a look at the graphics of the title from the official Facebook page of the series with the screen added near the top of this article. The comments from Balázs Török can be seen below:

Right now we are aiming at having 30 fps on the consoles. What we want to have is really a beautiful world. This game is more about immersing yourself in the world, and not about having the quick combat... This is an RPG and not a fighting game, to put it in simple terms.

Balázs Török also confirmed that the frame rate for the PC version of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” can vary based on a variety of factors. CD Projekt Red is also expected to add something similar to the ultra mode in “The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings.” As a result, the upcoming sequel should end up looking even better as players upgrade their computers with new components.

A new release window was recently announced for “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” as it was delayed until Feb. of next year. CD Projekt Red initially set a 2014 target before deciding to push back the launch date in order to further polish the video game. Furthermore, the amount of PS4 and Xbox One next-generation systems on the market should be increased significantly by early 2015, which should result in more sales for the third main installment of the “Witcher” series.