It had been a much-requested patch ever since the console was announced a year earlier. Since then, gamers have been waiting patiently for information regarding what the patch would bring to the game on Xbox One X. Today, an interview between Xbox Wire and CD Projekt RED's development lead Jakub Kutrzuba revealed further details.
When asked about what specifically the development team was doing to enhance The Witcher 3 for Xbox One X, Kutrzuba said the following.
With the additional power of the Xbox One X, we are able to deliver The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 4K, while providing numerous visual tweaks such as higher-quality shadows, ambient occlusion & texture filtering, as well as higher-resolution textures, and an all-around performance boost... Beautiful visuals are one of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's standout features, breathing life into the game's open-world full of places to see, secrets to uncover, and adventures to embark on.
While 4K resolution is important for a crisper picture — even though it's unclear if the game runs at "dynamic" 4K like PlayStation 4 Pro or true native 4K — upgrading other aspects of the visuals should prove a treat too. The Witcher 3 on Xbox One X features better shadows, ambient occlusion, texture filtering, and higher-resolution textures. The game has also received a boost in performance on the upcoming console as it struggled in some areas on Xbox One.
A resolution upgrade wouldn't make the game look as impressive if it didn't come with better shadows and textures too, so it's nice to see CD Projekt RED focus on upgrades across the board. It's unclear if the patch will launch alongside the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017, but we'll update you as soon as we know.
The Witcher 3 is a story-driven, open world role-playing game set in a fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher 3, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding someone close to you. You'll encounter merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountains, and forgotten caverns on your mesmerizing journey. Be sure to check the game out at retailers if you haven't already experienced it.
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