CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3 4K update on PlayStation 4 Pro is out but it rolled out with problems for most console owners. The patch enhances the in-game resolution from 1080p to 2160p with checkerboard rendering but as it seems its release was not a walk in the park. After the v1.51 update installation owners started noticing crashes to the game. CD Project Red announced that they will address the matter soon.
As we discussed some days ago about the patch, the Witcher franchise is famous for its demanding graphics due to life-like environments, lush terrains, detailed character designs and massive open world tax the hardware rigorously including the CPU, GPU, and RAM. So it’s not unusual that such a boost to its graphics would cause problems to its stability.
In the last days, Reddit and NeoGAF users have been sharing their opinion on the Witcher 3 4K update but the matter got out of hand when a message from CD Project started circulating around, stating that they wouldn’t fix the problem. The company later confirmed to Eurogamer that the problem will be fixed and that “This response was simply a miscommunication on our end”.
“We are aware of the issues some users have been experiencing following the PS4 Pro Patch and we are looking into addressing those as soon as possible.”
As stated in Reddit, a pattern seems to have been found as players noticed that crashes are happening when they are trying to open inventory interactions (shop/repair/stash). Others though say that the crashes are random and don’t have a specific reasoning behind them. We just have to wait to see when the company rolls out a fix for this problem.
What’s to expect after the Witcher 3 4K update starts running smoothly? It may be the possibility of the game played on 1080p/ 60 FPS. The developers have not given any indication if PS4 Pro will ever get a 1080p / 60 FPS patch. This is indeed a highly demanded fact by the community at large. Many gamers have wished for a 1080p 60 FPS experience over 4k 30 FPS.