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Are you honestly telling me you watched the vertical slice reveals and were completely sold on the game and then never watched a single piece of recent build footage, prior to release?
There's no denying the final game has seen a downgrade from the vertical slice reveal stuff but none of that footage (to my knowledge) was used in recent weeks/months prior to release
Frankly there's something wrong with people if they think the graphics of Witcher 3 are bad. They're incredible by any reasonable measure.
I will not be joining this discussion guys... busy enjoying the game on x1 and pc.
wrong, troll. Sigh
exactly. games always look pretty much identical on xb1/ps4.
just like when you say the xb1 is a failure/train wreck as if it were fact? lol don't be a hypocrite now.
So have you tried this at higher than 1080p resolution mate?. This article covered 1080p but I am running at 2560x1440p which I imagine will need quite a bit more resources to run?.
I am also hoping it has good surround sound support as I have a nice 5.1 surround sound headset so for the atmosphere.
you know the Microsoft platform is the Xbox one right? Not a windows PC
I'm not saying that figurine has been downgraded but the advertised one looks like Geralt whereas the one consumers get looks like an emaciated Obi-Wan Kenobi suffering a bad hair day....
You just want your budget PC looks good. Your comparison is useless... why didn't you cap the framerate on PC ? Because due to frame-pacing, you would have had worse performances than on PS4...
So for the console face-off then,
1. Highest native resolution
2. Most consistent frame-rate
3. Best quality textures
4. Most closely matches a budget gaming PC
1. Er, that exclusive Collectors Edition with the toy figurine
Having played all three versions extensively this week, it must be said PC is a must for its extras, as well as for its solid, multi-threaded optimisation across all setups tested
Are you saying that visuals are worse then they are/would be on a version that would not exist?
nobody cares about whining pc fanboys. Never did, never will.
They said everything they wanted to say.
Either way, they don't give a fuck about your opinion, no other company gives a fuck about your opinion and lastly, judging by the overall sentiment in the comments, most people here don't give a fuck either
Maybe if they sent you a personalized letter written in their blood brought by a carrier pigeon that they tought to scream: I AM VERY SORRY.
That any form of human interaction could influence your sunny disposition wouldn't even occur to me.
In spite of all that, for 95% of the gaming demographic even remotely interested in this game, it really isn't a big deal. CDPR outdid them selves with this delivery, anybody expecting more can chalk their disappointment down to unreasonable expectations.
Focusing solely on the above quoted part of your comment (rather than the language of appeasement in certain other parts) do you not in any way see that part of what's motivated the explosive response all over CDPR's forums, Steam's forums and elsewhere is the disconnect?
In other words, CDPR have made an artform in presenting themselves as being a superior moral force in this increasingly unethical world that is the modern-day triple-A games industry. The many pious PR announcements, e.g. the inclusion of 'horse armor' in the free DLC as an obviously self-congratulatory pat on the back serving as a jibe at other publishers, have combined to put themselves on a pedestal.
Gamers didn't, initially at least, put them on that lofty pedestal because CDPR's actions and careful PR management placed them their.
Long story short (to save typing an essay!), if a company positions itself as being a force for good and does so in a borderline smug manner that sneers at the likes of Ubisoft and EA so to win the hearts and minds of gamers that are increasingly dismayed by being taken for mugs then they had better make sure they maintain those supreme ethical values.
Unfortunately, as we now all know, CDPR have failed in that regard.
- first there was the two tie-in Xbone exclusive deals (official pack-in game & a special edition) that seemed to go against their previously stated values
- then, at some point, they changed their regional pricing policy which they'd previously made much of in presenting themselves positively
- the announcement of "parity" across all platforms being their "goal"
- how subsequent gameplay footage looked massively downgraded to the original footage
- how further subsequent gameplay footage looked downgraded & how CDPR denied it and laughably blamed YouTube compression
- how their appointed Community Managers on the official CDPR forums essentially lied, routinely deleted posts that raised the matter, routinely deleted or locked threads that raised the matter
- the (then) ongoing refusal to show PC gameplay footage at Ultra settings with feeble excuses that are now all too apparent
- the attempt to redefine the term 'downgrade' in the effort to obfuscate rather than explain for why things had changed so much with the game
- the bad PR of the Green Man Gaming drama that made them look a little greedy in the eyes of some
- the wait for the pre-order period to complete before being a tiny bit more honest in this Eurogamer interview
- the game still now being for sale on PS Store with pre-downgrade screenshots featuring on the listing
If Ubisoft had done all the above then the uproar would likely have been less explosive because we now depressingly expect such things of them but because CDPR calculatedly presented themselves as being the good guys with a moral compass the reaction has been so strong. For me, the reaction is more of crushing disappointment in them because I wanted to believe in them. More fool me, I guess, for having believed them.
What more would you like to see happen? As in right now. Honest question.
Sentences like 'this affair has hurt everyone in the team'... it's unbelievable.
the ones forcing the discussions into mindless subject areas such as pixel counting
This is why nobody likes you, why a lot of people cringe when you let your self be heard and why some few like what you have to say. This is why you are such a cock.
But even with The Witcher 2 they released it on the 360 to boost their sales. Going fully multiplatform was an inevitability with a game of this scope and budget.
And that reality is the reality of it all. While a small but vocal section of PC Gamers will protest that games like this should be made PC ONLY, financially it is simply not possible.
Furthermore, Badowski also pointed at the planned expansions - a new area - as a place the team can really push PCs.
Translated: We'd be fucked if we had to rely on cheapass PC gamers.
But this massive downgrade is a niggle that should really be dealt with. CDPR can only win on the long run if they're able to come straight there, IMHO.
oh be quiet you stupid little gamergater... You're an embarrassment with your little charts and diagrams. Go and have sex with a women you loser.
My first thought when seeing those screens is how low resolution the entire thing looks and how god-awful that vegetation is!
You're right. It's absolutely disgusting.
you think EG's pockets are stuffed with CDPs dirty money then george
I repeat the point that they cannot be expected to commit economic suicide by foregoing a major console base by anyone outside a lunatic asylum
and that as long as they have none DRM as a core value, and put it into effect (ever heard of gog?) they are a force for good and worth supporting. Your point is nitpicking in the extreme.
Oh, come on get real will you. Why would any commercial company screw itself over for the next 10 years financially by jettisoning a major console market, just so it can "technically" be 100% unassociated with DRM. What kind of blithering idiot would do that? What kind of utter moron would do that? Nobody outside a lunatic asylum would do that. So why the hell are you crowing about it as if they were the devil incarnate?
"Our core value is DRM-free and we will not sacrifice that."
They go a long long way out of their way to follow their core none DRM values in purely practical terms, and that is more than good enough for me. But no-one would seriously expect them to commit economic suicide over it.
"Our core value is DRM-free and we will not sacrifice that."
For that reason alone this company should be supported as far as possible.
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Anyway, great game, but quite a bit taxing on PCs. I can't really imagine it will make it to the PS4 entirely unscathed.
This was a game I wished I could have loved, but I found the fully turn-based combat too much of a chore. I much prefer the real-time-with-pausing system used by Baldur's Gate and Pillars of Eternity. It speeds up "trivial" fights no end.
Consoles don't have anything to do with that. For starters, the many possible configurations of PCs and that they obviously don't want it to run only on high-end systems is a much more likely candidate for compromises of the PC version than the existence of the console versions.
Secondly, without a console version and the projected sales, the budget of the game would be a lot smaller in the first place.
So unless you're a tinfoil-hat wearer and actually believe they made the game look worse than they could have on the PC because of bribes of Sony or MS, I don't really think you have a very convincing argument (not that the conspiracy theory would be convincing, mind).
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