A Playstation 4 Pro Witcher 3 update, which will upscale the game’s visuals when it’s played on the premium Playstation console, will be coming to the console sometime in the next few days according to an announcement by CD Projekt RED. A similar mode will be on the Xbox One X.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is already a stellar-looking game, but when it gets a visual upgrade to the Playstation 4 Pro and Xbox One X graphics then it will likely be even better. Hopefully, along with the various enhancements that will come with the Playstation 4 Pro Witcher 3 update and the Xbox One X update will also make the game run better.
The announcement that this was even happening comes as a surprise after last fall, when CD Projekt RED first announced that Witcher 3 would be getting a graphical upgrade when it goes to the Xbox One X. However, CD Projekt RED had said that they wouldn’t do the same for the Playstation 4 Pro. Exactly why the studio made this abrupt about-face remains to be seen.
CD Projekt RED has done very well financially for the first half of this year, and with 400 employees working currently (with 300 working on the company’s upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077 and another 100 working on The Witcher 3 and the Gwent card game that was recently released to beta) there’s no telling what they’re thinking right now.
Whether they don’t think it’s fair for only one console audience to be able to get a 4K upgrade, or Playstation and Microsoft have negotiated to allow them to do the graphical upgrade on both consoles, there’s no telling what’s suddenly prompted them to promise a Playstation 4 Pro Witcher 3 update.
Either way that console will be getting the graphical upgrade in the next few days, while the Xbox One X will have a similar update put on it sometime before the end of the year.