The lights are on
With the next generation of consoles arriving in just a few months, publishers are in a precarious position. Major titles are on the way, and many coming from third-parties will arrive on old and new hardware. That won’t be the case for CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3 according to an Edge interview published today.
Co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwinski told Edge that there is, “no way that [The Witcher 3] would run on curren-gen.” Iwinski also stated his belief that multi-generation development (as is happening with Bungie’s Destiny, along with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs) creates a conundrum for developers and publishers.
It’s likely that compromises will be made for current-generation hardware beyond visual fidelity. We already know that the PlayStation 4 is significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3, which will likely have gameplay implications. Additionally, developing for the x86-based PS4 won’t be easily scalable to the Cell processor-based PS3 (or, worse, vice versa). However, reach is important to large publishers. Making sure key holiday titles are available for those that aren’t yet able to acquire new hardware is crucial for meeting revenue projections.
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Seeing as this gen could barely handle TW2... ;-) I'd understand why they'd only want it for next gen consoles and computers too of course. And I can afford to wait...a little longer..
im getting this for pc :)
Not sure what console I'm going to get or when I'm going to get it, but The Witcher 3 will be the first game I'll buy for it.
I'm O.K. with this.
i'm ok with this,i would get it for next xbox anyway
This makes sense n I'm perfectly fine with that, honestly the only thing I wanna know now aside from a date ( can't remember if we got a solid number) is what the pc hardware req. are , I got a new graphics card for witcher 2 but I have a feeling I might have to again for 3 ... New lesson if that's the case , just she'll out the cash for the better 1 n not the ok good 1
Stop projecting so hard
Would love it if all of the pics in the articles are given in high-def, so that we can have them as backgrounds.
Well they've got PC (which will be a much larger pie than any next gen console, for at least a few years) and the PS4, and almost certainly an Nextbox port down the line as well.
Not too shabby.
Awesome. Glad to see they are taking advantage of next gen hardware already.
I'm glad this is not going current-gen. I'm more than happy that this is next-gen only and will take full advantage of the hardware.
mostly cause they already said before witcher 3 was over 30 times larger then part 2 are consoles now dont have the memory besides that thing would be loading all the time and for quite awhile lol walk abit and load walk abit and load just the size and scope of this game is crazy