It wasn’t hard to imagine at least a handful of Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Witcher fans being upset at hearing the news that the game would only be available on next-generation consoles, but it seems like having it only on newer hardware has enabled the developers at CD Projekt RED to push the envelope as far as they can, as far as graphics are concerned.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Tomasz Jarzebowski, global head of marketing for CD Projekt Red, had this to say:
“Because we are developing the game for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, we go nuts in terms of visuals. We want the game to look as beautiful as possible. I think we are in a good moment, we don’t have to choose between better graphics or performance on either PC or consoles now, we can just create the best looking game possible.”
He was also asked if Wild Hunt would be pushing the limits of the capabilities both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One had, and Jarzebowski wouldn’t confirm or deny this possibility. “If it maxes out the consoles? Well, the future will tell,” he said. “There are games that are being released for current-gen that look way better than everything created so far. We are always getting wiser and wiser, so I expect our next game will look even better.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed into February of next year, to bring the game to a quality “that will satisfy us (CD Projekt RED)” and the bring it to a “quality gamers expect.”