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The Witcher 3 coming out on PC, Xbox One and PS4 only

By Russ Boswell
Dec 2, 2013
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  1. Cross generation games take a lot more effort and resources than one would assume. Sure, there are a lot of successful titles that have done it, just look at Battlefield 4 (minus the bugs) and Call of Duty: Ghosts as...

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  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +20

    Yesssssssssssss
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    I don't have a problem with this. It is a new game meant for a new platform. If it is more than the older platform can handle, well thats the downside to all machines. One day, which is inevitable, games will no longer be supported on older hardware.

    To the future! :cheers: :drinkup:
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    All I want to know is - if I hated the combat in #1, will I hate it in #2? And will #3 improve..?
     
  5. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Enthusiast Posts: 122   +9

    CD Projekt reminds me of the older PC game developers in the 90's and early 00's. Always trying to produce the best product possible and you can clearly see they are passionate about what they do and what sort of product they produce. The Witcher series is a day one buy for me (PC of course).
     
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  6. IKROWNI

    IKROWNI TS Member Posts: 27

    Wish it were pc only then we could have seen this game really shine. Just cut out the consoles completely there is no way possible that the ps4 and xbone are not holding back what could be. Consoles steadily ruining the gaming industry. Consoles are the reason why gaming tech is held back so much as it is. Let's stop with multi platform games and just focus on 1. This is when the games will really begin to shine. Come on game devs go pc only and leave the old outdated co soles to die in there own filth.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    Wish you guys would stop saying that. I hate consoles and would never own one again, because I don't have a personal desire to have one. In no shape form or fashion are consoles ruining the gaming industry. Gaming will survive regardless of potential hold-backs. Sure it is disappointing that consoles maybe the "de facto" standard of which games are created. But that is not ruining the passion that so many players have for the event of playing games.
     
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  8. IKROWNI

    IKROWNI TS Member Posts: 27



    Makes no sense at all these consoles bring nothing revolutionary to the table, with the exception of rumble triggers. If the consoles died the devs would all be aboard the same ship bringing massive games with the best quality, stories, graphics available and every game would be highly supported. When having to juggle between making a game for 3 different platforms it kills those chances. Also there would be no more exclusives crap everyone would have the ability to play the same games TOGETHER in one community. So please tell me more about how consoles are helping and not hindering?
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    I didn't say consoles were helping and not hindering the evolution of games. I said consoles were not ruining the gaming industry.

    ruining
     
  10. IKROWNI

    IKROWNI TS Member Posts: 27

    Well its causing the industry to slow down I'm sorry I used the wrong word there. How much would you charge to follow my comments around the web to ensure I don't use the wrong word again? If all that you took from my comment was a single word please go / wrists.
     
  11. If you hated combat in #1 St1ckM4n, then you'll be really happy with how combat turned out in #2
     
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  12. Chazz

    Chazz TS Maniac Posts: 640   +60

    Gaming would be nowhere today if it weren't for consoles. A PC just hasn't been able to penetrate the masses for gaming like consoles have.
     
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    I wasn't isolating you, I've heard others make the same statement.
     
  15. Seiyorah

    Seiyorah TS Rookie

    Guest was dead on. The combat in 2 was almost orgasmic.
     
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  16. money

    money TS Rookie Posts: 29

    To all those who say that consoles slow down industry - do you really believe that games would be better today if consoles didn't exist? Think about that for a minute.
     
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    With consoles being the beginning, I'm not going to say if consoles didn't exist. I will say consoles have a negative impact on game innovation. I wouldn't say that if it wasn't for all the future advancements, that will not be included or enhanced for several more years with consoles.

    You are looking at it from the wrong angle. Consoles would not be where they are today without the PC. PC gaming is a huge aspect in the driving force behind PC innovation. Without this driving force, we would probably still be playing the SNES and first gen PlayStation. Forget about the XBox, I'm not even sure it would have been invented.
     
  18. money

    money TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I'm not a console defender, I game on both pc and consoles and enjoy the diversity that it provides, I don't give a rat's asz about platform, but I'm sick of pc elitists who say that consoles hinder the industry and then go and play their indie platformers that could be run on Pentium 2.
     
  19. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,423   +822

    Regardless of being a PC or console gamer, consoles are where the money's at for the developers and I'm pleased they haven't forsaken the PC altogether.
     
  20. Divvet

    Divvet TS Rookie Posts: 57   +19

    That's better than the console elitists who say the same and go and play the same game on a console :)
     
  21. Seiyorah

    Seiyorah TS Rookie


    Interesting statement. None of the games I personally am "elitist" about are games of that nature. In fact, if someone is a PC elitist they probably play games such as The Witcher, TES (overall, not just Skyrim), BF, CS:GO/CS:S, Crysis, DOTA/LoL/HoN, etc...

    None of which can be ran on a console with the same visuals.

    The truth of the matter is that game companies who develop/distribute games (for the most part) do not care about innovation. Look at CoD. Due to having a single console they can develop a game every year (or more) for, they know they can sap that market dry by just adding a few weapons.

    Lack of innovation and visual enhancements are a huge problem right now, and this is why I am waiting to purchase a PS4. My PC offers enough until I see that the next generation has the visuals and gameplay I desire.
     
  22. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 928   +247

    But in many cases its not the same game.
    Many games on PC offer more features, options and playability then the console version. Watch IGN's review of Dragon Age II, which is ONE example of many.
    Since these new consoles just released there might not be as much of a difference now, it takes a real nice rig to make them look old or carry specific features (mostly visual/graphics now), but give it a year and even a mid-range gaming PC will outperform a PS4.
    Personally, I game on PC because I can get games for dirt cheap months after they release and I like the option of using my Razer products or my 360 gamepad. And running games at 1600p isn't too bad either :) .
     
  23. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Tell me more how indie games are ruining the industry. Really, I'd be amazed to see how you can turn the major drawcard of next-gen (better indie dev features; PS4 openly wants them on console and Vita) into a point about 'hindering the industry' just because it has lower visuals than a 3D game.
     
  24. money

    money TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Huh, did I say something bad about indie games? I rarely play them but I have nothing against them. I was saying that pc elitists - people who buy (too)expensive pc parts - often play them while whining that consoles are too weak.
     
  25. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Enthusiast Posts: 175   +12

    you must realise your talking crap? , how is a console with 8GB of memory and certainly fast enough holding it back? utter drivel.

    I'll definitely be buying witcher 3 , glad to see they have abandoned the old consoles.
     


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