The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Upgrade Coming To Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

There will be "enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion and texture filtering."

Though we all knew it was coming, CD Projekt Red would like to officially announce that an Xbox One X and PS4 Pro upgrade will be coming to The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. They do not specify when exactly, just sometime “in the near future” which could mean anything from tomorrow to next year.

Those with an Xbox One X will already know this part, the upgrade will be merely a patch you will download to your copy of the game if you have the correct console. The two modes available on the Xbox One X are 4K Mode and Performance Mode. Thus far, it’s depended on the game if there is a marked difference between the two. See Shadow of War for one of the largest differences.

All additional content for The Witcher 3 will be included in this upgrade. In the 4K mode, you will of course see the game in 4K, or supersampled if you’re still stuck on your 1080p TV. There will be “enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion and texture filtering” and the game will run at a solid 30fps.

Switching to Performance mode will show you “dynamic resolution scaling” meaning it adapts to whatever display you have and what the game is doing. The resolution in Performance mode will flucuate between 1080p to 4K, and the game will run at 60fps instead. If you have HDR, both console version will provide that feature as well. This gives more enhanced and vivid colors, as it makes for a larger spectrum of colors for your eye to see.

Though the PS4 Pro already received its upgrade patch for The Witcher 3 back in October, there will be another update to give the game that extra boost to HDR and “the overall experience.”

It not yet clear of the differences between the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X will be as different as they were for Shadow of War. We will have to wait for the patch to roll out to be sure which is really the better upgrade. Well, obviously the Xbox One X, but these upgrade patches are not exactly a good example of what the Xbox One X is capable of.


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