'The Witcher 3' News: Game Not Getting PS4 Pro Features, And Here Is Why

Jon MendozaSep 23, 2016 01:01 PM EDT
CD Projekt RED/The Witcher 3

It has now been confirmed "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" won't receive an upgrade to PlayStation 4 Pro features, as per reports.

The open world action role-playing game is not bound to be updated or patched to support the 4K PlayStation 4 Pro features, Eurogamer has learned. In a statement, a representative for developer CD Projekt RED told the website the reason was that they wanted to fully concentrate on "Cyberpunk 2077" and "Gwent" (standalone game).

In addition, the developer mentioned that converting "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" from a full HD game into 4K on console would be too much of a time and resource-consuming process. As a result, they had opted not to release an edition of the game that supported the new capabilities of PlayStation 4 Pro.

Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan also shared his thoughts about working on PlayStation 4 Pro features and, for him, it was not easy. In the same interview, he said that showing everything at 4K resolution was one half of the problem, adding that one needed a good-looking world too, to hold up to scrutiny at 4K.

According to Video Gamer, the game is not being worked on for the forthcoming unit, so it is still feasible to see it benefit from a more solid framerate when running on PlayStation 4 Pro. As per the publication, Sony is also yet to confirm whether other existing PlayStation 4 games will also reap the rewards of the additional power without needing patches and if they will have the same performance as on the PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 Pro is set to come out on Nov. 10.

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