CD Projekt hypes Witcher 2 Xbox visuals

Aiming for PC graphics on medium settings.

CD Projekt RED aims to make the Xbox 360 version of fantasy role-playing game The Witcher 2 look almost as good as the PC version when played on medium specs.

At the very least, it'll look better than the PC version does on minimum settings, the developer promised.

"The Xbox version is going to look better than the minimum settings on the PC," senior producer Tomasz Gop told Eurogamer.

"Don't hold my word for this, but the goal we have right now is to be close to the medium specs of the PC version."

CD Projekt RED demonstrated an early version of the game running on Xbox 360 at E3 2011 last week.

Witcher 2 Xbox 360, due out later this year, has some way to go, but the Polish developer is convinced it will look great on console.

Still, for Gop, the visuals are more about art direction than fidelity.

"There's a huge dose of exaggeration in the fact that a lot of boys like to compare their sizes of textures and amount of memory," Gop said.

"It's not about the size of the boat. It's about the motion of the ocean.

"We believe the main strength of The Witcher franchise is the art direction. Even guys who played the PC version on the lowest specs and lowest graphical settings still said the game looks fine."

Eurogamer's The Witcher 2 review rolled a 9/10.

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