Over the past few months, most video games have been released on current-gen consoles and next-gen consoles. Battlefield 4, for example, was released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. This gives gamers a wide range of options from which to choose – even if they haven’t yet upgraded to next-gen systems.
CD Projekt Red is taking a different approach. Instead of dumbing down its upcoming game, Witcher 3, for current-gen consoles, The Witcher 3 will be exclusively released for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
According to The Witcher 3’s head story writer, Jakub Szamalek, the game is just too complex to be played on 8-year old hardware:
“…the game we are creating is just too huge, too detailed to put on the current generation consoles. We didn’t want to compromise the quality of the game to get the size we wanted.”
The Witcher 2 was released in 2011 and had one of the best graphics engines at the time. In fact, The Witcher 2’s graphics and massive game world continue to hold up strong today, nearly 2 years after its initial release.
This is nothing but good news for PC gamers. Meanwhile, it gives Xbox 360 users and PlayStation 3 users yet another reason to upgrade to the next generation of consoles (or be smart and invest in a gaming PC).
Personally, I can’t wait to see what the Witcher 3 has to offer. The debut gameplay trailer was recently unveiled and features some absolutely stunning in-game graphics:
Not too shabby! Look for the Witcher 3 to appear on store shelves before the end of 2014.