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PS4 'fairly close' to being maxed out for The Witcher 3, says dev

on 23 January 2014

The co-fonder of CD Projekt RED has said that upcoming fantasy RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is fairly close to maxing out the capacity of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Speaking with IGN (via DualShockers) Marcin Iwinski revealed that the studio’s decision to adopt next-generation hardware early on has ensured they are able to squeeze plenty of juice out of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles.

“It is extremely manageable. There is a lot of power in these machines, and I don’t want to say we’re using them to their capacity, but we’re fairly close to doing so. We made a decision to go next-gen roughly two and a half years ago, so we’ve spent a lot of time with these machines, and it’s been a great experience across all three platforms. On the old platforms, namely the Xbox 360 and PS3, we probably would have had to sacrifice nearly half of our vision,” he said.

Elsewhere, he also indicated that the game will require a high-spec PC to run efficiently.

“(laughs) We’ll be releasing that information soon, but you can already start saving up for an upgrade.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled to ship for PS4, PC and Xbox One some time in 2014.